““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 has joined the Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC) team as an Agronomist and Soil Scientist. Working with the EcoPractices platform, she is responsible for collecting and entering data, creating reports, and conducting site visits. She will be communicating the science behind regenerative agriculture and sustainability methods to a variety of audiences.
Regenerative agriculture is important to Anne, and she is excited to be part of the SEC team to bring together farmers and food companies to collaborate on sustainable agriculture initiatives. 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, Ill., 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.”
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, and riding ATVs. She likes to make connections with people and communicate science in a way that is easy to understand.