New NDSU Extension Agent arrives

Cavalier County has a new North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Agent who started the first week of November. 

Anitha new NDSU Agent

Posted on 11/7/15

By Melissa Anderson

Anitha Chirumamilla has a Masters Degree in Agricultural Entomology and a minor in Plant Pathology from Gujarat Agricultural University located in India and graduated from NDSU with a PhD in Entomology.

“I have experience in field crop insects and diseases,” Chirumamilla said.

Prior to coming to Cavalier County, Chirumamilla worked for two years with South Dakota State University as an Extension Entomology Field Specialist for field and forage crops and was located at Rapid City Regional Extension Center.

“I am looking forward to building relationships with the growers and community and want to be the ‘go to person’ for agricultural issues in Cavalier County,” Chirumamilla stated.

Chirumamilla is hoping to have a positive impact on Cavalier County agriculture by providing unbiased research based information and helping growers make decisions that are both profitable and sustainable.

“I love North Dakota and am happy to be back to work with growers and look forward to helping the community of Cavalier County,” Chirumamilla said.

Chirumamilla  duties as the extension agent for Cavalier County include providing educational programs addressing the need-based issues related to the disciplines of agriculture and natural resources to the growers and community of Cavalier County.

Chirumamilla also provides leadership, support and program coordination for 4-H youth development programs.

As a whole, Chirumamilla will enhance agriculture leadership and programming through cooperation and collaboration with various local, county and state agencies, organizations and businesses.

Chirumamilla is married and has  two children, an 8 year old son and 2 year old daughter. The Chirumamilla’s are family deeply invested in agricultural sciences as Chirumamilla’s husband also works in a similar field.

“My husband is the Research Plant Pathologist at Langdon Research Extension Center,” Chirumamilla stated.

There will be an open house welcoming Chirumamilla on Monday, Nov. 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the Cavalier County Courthouse. Stop in and welcome Chirumamilla to Cavalier County.

Chirumamilla is based at the Cavalier County Courthouse in Suite 7. She can be reached  by phone at 701-256-2560 or by email anitha.chirumamilla@ndsu.edu

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