Instructors & Lecturers | College of Agricultural Sciences | SIU

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Instructors and Lecturers

Peter Dirks

Coordinator of Recruitment, Retention, and Placement, Dean's Office

Peter Dirks

Office Phone: 618 | 453-3080
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 117

I have a strong passion for the Grape and Wine industry of Southern Illinois.  I have a small vineyard just south of SIUs campus where we raise grapes to sell to the local wineries.  I also have a strong interest in small business structure and networking. Education B.S. Agribusiness, Murray State University, 2005 M.S. Agribusiness Economics, Southern Illinois University, 2009

Ruth Hambleton, M.S.

Instructor, Agribusiness Economics

Office Phone: 618 | 453-2421
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 223-B

Retired from University of Illinois Extension in 2009 after serving 30 years as Farm Business Management and Marketing Educator for 38 counties in Southern Illinois. Active in Illinois Agri Women and Founder of the nationwide education program full profile >>