Lead Agronomist and Soil Scientist
“I believe in bringing people together. Through diverse experiences and perspectives, each farmer, scientist, agronomist, and others bring something new to the table that is valuable to improving our national and international landscape and resources.”
Anne Dinges joined the Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC) team as an Agronomist and Soil Scientist in the summer of 2019 and was promoted to Lead Agronomist in spring of 2020. Anne works closely with our EcoPractices platform, collecting and enrolling data, as well as producing data-driven reports for a variety of audiences, highlighting the scientific side of soil health and sustainable on farm practices.
In her role with SEC, Anne enjoys bringing together farmers and food companies to collaborate on sustainable agriculture initiatives, furthering the science of regenerative agriculture. She believes the SEC team has the opportunity to bridge the gap between farmers, food companies, retailers and consumers where everyone can benefit from the implementation of such changes on the farm.
Anne holds a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and global resource systems from Iowa State University. During her time at Iowa State, she interned with Indigo Agriculture in Lubbock, Texas, the Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District in Rockford, Illinois, and the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa. Anne also served as an ArcGIS technician for the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) that used ArcGIS aerial imagery to update maps to estimate soil displacement in various states. She served as an undergraduate research assistant at the Universidad de la Republica in Montevideo, Uruguay, where she researched potato genetics.
She was awarded the Agronomy Department’s International Scholar Award in March 2019. She placed first in the American Society of Agronomy’s undergraduate contest and the R.F. Baker Plant Breeding Symposium undergraduate contest for her poster, “Assessing Transferability of Neutral Molecular Makers in Potato Wild Relatives in Uruguay.”
An avid networker, Anne loves to talk science and make connections with others that share her passion. Since 2019, she has been an active member in the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and the Young Professionals in Agriculture (YPiA). In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, and riding ATVs.