Article By Debbie Lowe
The search for the right person to replace retired Carroll County Extension Agent Steve Nichols produced a highly qualified individual who is a Carroll Countian through and through.
Paul Marcellino was born in 1954 and raised in
Marcellino received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from
"I have been involved with agriculture throughout my life," Marcellino said in a Jan. 5 Comet interview. "I started out like most farm children with the farm chores and the 4-H activities. Those activities carried my interest in agriculture though my adult career."
"Our county is one of the first to get their crops in and harvested," he said. "The farmers here are very professional and very business-like in their farming. They use advanced techniques and marketing skills."
Marcellino explained the county extension agent educates farmers about trends and developments in the industry. He said that person also serves as an advocate for farmers.
Marcellino encouraged farmers and other community members to contact him at the county extension office by telephone at (765) 564-3169, email at or visit his office, located south of
"I feel privileged to continue to be part of this community," he explained. "It will be exciting to work with the great people of