Jennifer “Jenny” Rhodes is the Senior Agent, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources for the University of Maryland Extension Queen Anne’s County. The main focuses of her educational programs are agriculture profitability programs, risk management, and poultry production education. Jenny is a graduate of Chesapeake College, University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a B.S. in Agriculture and a M.E. in Agriculture and Extension Education.
Jenny has served as past President of the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc., past President of Maryland Association of County Agriculture Agents and past member of Maryland Agriculture Commission. She holds a leadership position in the following organizations: MidAtlantic Farm Credit (Board Vice Chair & Audit & Review Committee), Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc., (Board member, Executive, Grower, Environmental & Government Relations Committees), Queen Anne’s County Farm Bureau, (Board member) Queen Anne’s Soil Conservation District (Board member), Maryland Farm Bureau, (Poultry & Egg Committee Member), Delmarva Land & Litter Challenge (Steering Committee) and serves as the Governor’s appointee to the Regulatory Reform Commission. She is member of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church and is a past 4-H Club Leader.
Jenny also owns and operates Deerfield Farms, LLC., a family poultry and irrigated grain farm with her two sons Chris and Ryan Rhodes. They produce over 500,000 antibiotic free broilers annually for Allen Harim Foods, LLC. Their farm feeds 30,000 people each year. Agriculture has always been an important component of her life and she enjoys working with not only the agriculture sector but educating other community members about agriculture and natural resources.
Jenny Rhodes' Impact on Chesapeake College
“Jenny was invaluable to me during the development of the Agriculture Program, acting as a sounding board and providing ideas for course activities and program objectives. She brainstormed means for spreading the word about the program and helped me make connections with local organizations and guest speakers. Jenny’s support of the Agriculture Program at Chesapeake College will help ensure the continued prosperity of agriculture on the Eastern Shore.” – Nicole Fiorellino, Ph.D., Chesapeake College Agriculture Program Coordinator and Instructor