Trent Teegerstrom

Specialist; M.S., West Virginia University, 1993; Production Economics, Crop Budget Development, Risk Management Education
(520) 621-6245

Teaching and Research Interests

Mr. Teegerstrom joined the Department faculty in 1997. His main areas of concentration are production economics and risk management education. In Arizona, much of his work is focused on the continued development of the Arizona Vegetable Budgets, the Arizona Field Crop Budgets, the Cost and Return Estimates for the state's livestock industry, and the Arizona Farm Machinery cost estimates. He is currently involved in a number of regional studies covering agricultural labor and risk management. Mr. Teegerstrom is a member of the Western Farm Management Extension Committee and a board member for Southwest Indian Agriculture Association (SWIAA).  Mr. Teegerstrom is also the Associate Director of Tribal Extension for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,  View the video highlighting the important work Cooperative Extension does with Arizona Tribal communities

Curriculum Vitae

Awards and Honors

Administrator of the Year Award 2019-2020, Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension (ALVSCE)
Appointed Personnel of the Year Award for Excellence, CALS, University of Arizona
Outstanding Extension Project Group Award, WAEA
Outstanding Service to the Western Center for Risk Management Education
Cooperative Extension Team Award, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension

Selected Publications

Behe, B.K., A.W. Hodges, J.P. Newman, T. Teegerstrom, P. Kenkel, and U. Schuch. “Business Management Basics,” chapter 18 in Container Nursery Production and Business Management Manual, J.P. Newman, ed., University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Publication 3540, pp. 262–290, 2014. (

Schuch U.K., Kelly J.J., and Teegerstrom T. “Capillary Mats for Maintenance of Plants in the Retail Nursery,” HortTechnology 2008.

Teegerstrom T., and Schuch U.K., “Managing Risk for Nursery Producers-New Insurance to Add to Your Tool Box,” Southwest Horticulture, page 11, 21. Jan/Feb. 2007.

Schuch U. K., and Teegerstrom T. “Managing Risk for Nursery Producers-Tools to Consider,” Arizona Nursery Association, page 17, July/August 2006.

Rosenberg, Howard, Ursula Schuch, and Trent Teegerstrom. “Chill Out: Heat-stress Awareness Is the First Step to Worker Safety When Temperatures Soar.” American Nurseryman, May 1, 2005.

Teegerstrom, Trent. 2003–2004 Arizona Farm Machinery Costs. Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication #AZ1351 (2004).

Teegerstrom, T., W.A. Schurg, .K. Block, and M. Arns. Thinking of Owning a Pleasure Horse? A Guide to the Care and Ownership of Pleasure Horses in Arizona. Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication #AZ1343 (2004).

Tronstad, Russell, Trent Teegerstrom, and Dan Osgood. “The Role of Electronic Technologies for Reaching Underserved Audiences." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 86(August 2004):767–771.

Tronstad, R., and T. Teegerstrom. “Economic Trade-Offs between Sale Weight, Herd Size, Supplementation and Seasonal Factors.” The Journal of Range Management 56(Sept 2003):425–431.

Rosenberg, H.R., R. Carkner, J. Hewlett, L. Owen, T. Teegerstrom, J.E. Tranel, and R.R. Weigel. Ag Help Wanted: Guidelines for Managing Agricultural Labor. Western Farm Management Extension Committee (2002).

Keister, Z.O., K.D. Moss, H.M. Zhang, T. Teegerstrom, R.A. Edling, R J. Collier, and R.L. Ax. "Physiological Responses in Thermal Stressed Jersey Cows Subject to Different Environmental Modifications." Journal of Dairy Science 85(2002):3217–3224.

Teegerstrom, Trent, John Palumbo, and Mohammed Zerkoune. "2001-2002 Arizona Vegetable Crop Budgets: Western Arizona." Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication #AZ1263 (2001).

Teegerstrom, Trent, Robert Call, and Rick Gibson. "2001-2002 Arizona Vegetable Crop Budgets: Southern Arizona." Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication #AZ1262 (2001).

Teegerstrom, Trent, and Kai Umeda. "2001-2002 Arizona Vegetable Crop Budgets: Central Arizona." Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication #AZ1261 (2001).