People

Principal Investigator

Ajay Nair
Professor, Extension Vegetable Specialist
Sustainable Vegetable Production

Graduate Students

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Graduate Student (PhD)
Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Health, Poultry
Smriti Chaudhary
Graduate Student (MS)
Sustainable Vegetable Production
Carly
Graduate Student (MS)
Sustainable Agriculture, Tarping, Soil Health
Akshaya
Graduate Student (MS)
Vegetable production

Alumni

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Assistant Professor of Sustainable Horticulture @ Purdue University
Soil Health
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Agricultural Specialist III @ Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station
Biochar, Peppers
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PhD Student at Cornell University
Ethnobotany, Germplasm Conservation
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ESG Specialist at Sustainable Environmental Consultants
Organics, Food Systems
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Territory Sales Representative for Johnny's Selected Seeds, Owner and Operator of Sogn Valley Farm in Cannon Falls, MN (http://sognvalleyfarm.com/)
Organic, no-till, strip-till
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Food Systems Program Coordinator for Dubuque County and Farm Owner @ White Blossom Farm, Colesburg, IA
Cover Crops, Soil Health
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Program Planner, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Cover Crops, Muskmelon
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Assistant Professor and Extension Consumer Horticulture Specialist @ South Dakota State University
High Tunnels, Grafting
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Digital Innovation Manager for AgroStart at BASF
Horticulture, Biochar
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Application Scientist @ Roquette
Sustainable Agriculture, Lettuce
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Crop Production & Livestock Production Organic Review Team @ Washington State Department of Agriculture Organic Program
Strip tillage, row cover, cucurbits