Natalie is PhD candidate at the University of New Hampshire studying agroecology. She got her start in agriculture nearly two decades ago as a farm apprentice and has been working “in the field” ever since as a farm manager, farm inspector, and researcher. In just that time, increasing weather variability has made the status quo of farming even less sustainable and the need for more resilient cropping systems paramount. By working with farmers and studying cover cropping and reduced tillage, she strives to provide the data and information that farmers need to implement management practices that protect waterways, conserve soil, and reduce the risks inherent to farming in a changing climate. She draws inspiration from Aldo Leopold’s views on the Farmer as Conservationist, and is hopeful that we can find better ways to farm and distribute food that will fill everyone’s tables with nutritious and delicious sustenance while not degrading our environment. She is an avid eater, an enthusiastic cross country skier, and loves digging holes with an auger to check out the soil. She received a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.S. in soil science from the University of Maryland.
Fellow at a Glance
University of New Hampshire
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Policy