Ricardo Costa joined MSU Extension in January of 2018 as a field crops educator. Based in Lenawee County, he works with growers and provides programming in 6 Michigan counties including Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw, and Wayne. Hailing from Brazil, Ricardo studied agronomy at Federal University of Mato Grosso. As part of a university exchanges program, he studied plant science and entomology at Kansas State University. Ricardo earned a master’s degree in weed science at the University of Missouri where he focused on organic weed control methods in corn and soybeans.