Austin Knight Headshot_12.18.20

Austin Knight

Lead Agronomist

“I live the SEC values every day. I work to provide our clients with knowledge and expertise that drives profitability to their operation and the environment, all while ensuring that everything I do is helping them make their operation successful for the next generation of farmers.”

Austin Knight joined the Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC) team in 2020 as an agronomy support specialist intern. Upon completion of his internship, he transitioned into the role of agronomist in 2021 and was promoted to lead agronomist in 2022. In his role, Austin sees his job as supporting farmers whose life work is to provide food in a sustainable and ethical way. He tracks data and accuracy and how that drives how farmers can make better decisions and receive funding for their work in sustainability. Austin enjoys bringing together technology and production to enhance practices to conserve natural resources.

Austin’s passion for his job comes from working with the farmers who come together and choose to make decisions that create a better environment for future generations. He farms row crops and hogs with his grandfather and uncle on his family century farm in Iowa. His pursuit of a career in agriculture stemmed from his love of everything about the way a farmer lives their life. He enjoys working on the SEC team with other like-minded and hard-working people who are caring and put their heart into what they do.

Austin is a graduate of Iowa State University (ISU) and earned his bachelor’s degree in agronomy and agricultural business. He is an active member of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and the Soil Science Society of America. In his spare time, Austin keeps busy by gardening, hunting, building furniture, and working on the family century farm.