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Hans Schmitz

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Hans Schmitz


Geoscience, Agriculture, & Horticulture




Hans Schmitz received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agricultural Meteorology from Purdue University.  He worked for the National Air Emissions Monitoring Study during his time in college and after graduation until his hiring into Purdue Extension.  He has had official roles in five Southwestern Indiana counties over 12 years with Extension, currently serving in Posey County as the Ag and Natural Resources Educator.  During his tenure, he assisted in development of the “Dynamics of Climate” teaching curriculum and a series of Purdue Extension publications on basic climate science.  He currently co-chairs the North Central Climate Collaborative, a 12-state team of Extension professionals with climate expertise.  Schmitz is affiliated with the Indiana State Climate Office, providing outreach services and on-site maintenance for the Indiana mesonet.  For Vincennes University, Hans has taught AGRI 101 & AGBS 187.  He will be teaching AGRI 101, AGBS 241, and GEOS 221/L.

When I'm Not Teaching

Hans lives in Cynthiana, Indiana, with his wife and kids.  In his spare time, Hans assists on the family farm, a sixth-generation grain operation.