Ed Adams lives in Oak Harbor and is an emeritus faculty member of Washington State University Extension. He started his career teaching farmers weed management and how to control plant diseases in dryland agricultural cropping systems. He coordinated WSU Extension’s water quality programing in eastern Washington and then provided administrative oversight of all of WSU Extension’s agriculture and natural resource programs including Master Gardeners and Beach Watchers. Adams has served on the WA State Conservation Commission, Western Regional Aquaculture Committee Board of Directors and USGS National Water Quality Assessment Study—Central Columbia Basin Citizen Advisory Board. Retired now and enjoying hiking, biking and fishing on Whidbey Island, Adams is representing agriculture on the MRC.