Agriculture Economics Specialist
“Agricultural science is an exciting space. It is constantly evolving and changing as we work toward a more sustainable future. Driving innovation through research and applying new methods to make change and push beyond the normal scope is what I’m passionate about. Sustainable agriculture has both environmental and global benefits and I love being a part of the process in my role as an agriculture economics specialist.”
Courtney Titus joined the Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC) team in August 2021 as an agriculture data specialist and transitioned to the role of agriculture economics specialist in March 2022. As an agriculture economics specialist, Courtney works closely with our EcoPractices® team on agricultural sustainability projects and applies her economics knowledge to practice implementation in various agriculture systems, such as row crop, dairy, pork, poultry and beef
After completing a research paper focused on environmental degradation, Courtney knew she wanted to pursue a career in sustainability. Combining a passion for her first love, math, with that of a sustainable future, Courtney earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and environmental studies with a Spanish minor before pursuing a Master of Science in agricultural economics, all from Iowa State University. Alongside the environmental and social pillars of sustainability, Courtney is excited to bring her economic background to support the third pillar, providing insight on the financial return of sustainable agricultural practices.
In her free time, Courtney enjoys bird watching, spending time with friends and family, taking long walks and playing with her cat Salem.