Dr. Aaron Hager
University of Illinois
BIO: Aaron Hager is a native of west-central Illinois where he was raised on a corn and soybean family farm. He attended Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and received a B.S. in Plant and Soil Science in 1991. He then went to Michigan State University and received his M.S. in weed science in May, 1993. Later that month, he joined the University of Illinois as a weed science extension specialist. In 2001, he completed his Ph.D. in weed science and joined the Department of Crop Sciences faculty ranks in 2002. As an associate professor of weed science at the University of Illinois, Aaron is responsible for weed biology and management research in corn and soybean production systems. His research focuses on examining the biology and management of weed species that are becoming increasingly common and problematic in Illinois. Additionally, Dr. Hager has responsibility for the production and annual revision of extension-related publications and coordination for several weed science educational programs in Illinois.