Learn About Our New Editor:
Where are you from?
I grew up on a dairy and crop farm in West Central Minnesota by a tiny town called Kensington. It’s where the Vikings discovered America and left the Runestone in 1362! 130 years before that Columbus dude sailed the ocean blue.
Tell us a little bit about you.
Before Spotlight, I wrote for a commodity newspaper based out of Sauk Centre, Minn. and prior to that, I was a college student at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. where I studied Journalism and Mass Communications. I love adventures and traveling, and I have a knack for making Spotify playlists for any situation.
Tell us about your experience.
In your opinion, what's one of the biggest problems facing farmers and how do you hope Future Farmer will solve that problem?
One of the biggest problems facing farmers today is trust with the consumer. With labeling snafus, marketing ploys and generational distance from the farm, many consumers are not sure where their food comes from. Genuine products like milk, GMO’s, plant nutrition and even corn-based sweeteners become foreign and distrusted in consumers’ minds. There is also the challenge of fostering that trust in sustainable ways to feed the world in the future. I hope that through Future Farmer, we can provide resources and tools for business-minded farmers to continue to feed a growing world in a clear, economic and ethical way