MSU Sugarbeet Educator & Sugarbeet Advancement Coordinator Steve Poindexter Has Been a Key Player in Michigan’s Production Progress in Past Two Decades
Life is often about timing — and Steve Poindexter jokingly point outs that his arrival on the beet scene “just happened” to coincide with the beginning of this turnaround in Michigan sugarbeet productivity. Still, despite the tongue-in-cheek nature of that quip, there’s no doubt Poindexter has played an important role in the big strides made by the Michigan sugarbeet sector over the past two decades. In his position as senior extension educator for Michigan State University and coordinator of the Michigan Sugarbeet Advancement initiative, he has been intimately involved in the research and extension efforts that have constituted an integral part of the recent decades’ success story for the state’s sugarbeet industry.
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