Jonas Kriščiūnas was a Lithuanian agronomist, beekeeper, political and public figure. He was born in Stebuliškiai village, studied at Liudvinavo Elementary School, graduated from Marijampole Gymnasium in 1907. In 1919, he organized an agricultural school in Kvietiškis. J. Kriščiūnas, a pioneer of sugar beet growing and Lithuanian agronomic literature, published about 1000 articles on agricultural issues. In the booklet “Plant Diseases”, the first in Lithuania he described insect pests and called them in Lithuanian terms. He promoted plant protection, beekeeping and seed production.