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Emily Hugen

Lead Agronomist

“I love building relationships and collaborating with team members, and I’m excited to be part of a company who values sustainable practices and helps producers become better environmental stewards.”

Joining the Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC) team in June 2021, lead agronomist Emily Hugen loves working for a company that sees the value in sustainable practices and helping others become better stewards of the environment. Working with the EcoPractices platform on agricultural sustainability projects, Emily is integral in the research aspect of SEC’s projects, practice recommendations for the Sustainable Continuous Improvement Plans™, and working with farms to gather data.

A strong background and understanding of agronomy, and a passion for sustainability, Emily enjoys collaborating with team members and building relationships with farmers. Her experiences in conservation and research gives her the ability to better understand both the technical sciences as well as the social aspect of production systems.

Graduating summa cum laude from Iowa State University with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in agronomy and agriculture & society, Emily spent four of her collegiate years working for the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment. There, she studied soil aggregate stability and other research topics related to soils. When Emily isn’t working, you can find her outdoors, doing yoga, reading, and spending time with friends and family.