Wilma Trujillo is the Extension Agronomist/Cropping Systems Specialist for Logan and Morgan counties. Wilma was born and raised in Colombia, South America. In the early 90’s, she came to the USA and attended the University of Florida where she received her MS in Agronomy with emphasis on forage management and animal production. After working for 2 and half years as a research associate at the Botany Department and the Range and Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, FL, she moved to continue her education to Columbus, OH. In 2000, Wilma received her doctoral degree in Soil Science from the Ohio State University. During her time in Ohio, she worked evaluating the potential of carbon sequestration on agricultural soils in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Wilma also worked for the horticulture industry for 10 years, planning and managing the daily activities of all aspects of crop growth to meet the production goals and improve plant health and quality. In March 2010, Wilma became the CSU Extension Area Agronomist in southeastern Colorado, covering Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Prowers counties.
Wilma’s outreach and extension programing focuses on integrated soil–crop system management practices for greater synchrony between crop demand for water and nutrients and their supply from soil, environment, and applied inputs for higher yields, while reducing the environmental consequences of intensive agriculture. She will also be actively involved in the Cooperative On-Farm Wheat Trials (COFT) across northeastern Colorado. She is enthusiastic about the opportunity to provide the area producers with research-based information to help them to achieve both sustainability and profitability.