Transforming Agriculture, Perennially


The people of The Land Institute tend to be like the prairie — diverse and perennial. We are working together to accomplish a mission to which we are all passionately committed. Click on the photo of each staff member below for their bio. Visit our Board of Directors or Interns page for additional profiles.

Anna Andersson
Research Technician, Civic Science

Spencer Barriball
Research Technician, Perennial Legumes

Glory Benacka
Greenhouse Assistant

Scott Bontz
Editor of The Land Report

Eric Cassetta
FFAR Phenomics Selection Technician

Anita Chase
Operations Manager

Edy Chérémond
Research Technician, Crop Protection Ecology

Marty Christians
Research Technician, Kernza®

Amy Cole
Chief Impact Officer

Stan Cox
Senior Researcher, Ecosphere Studies

Tim Crews
Chief Scientist; Director of Ecological Intensification; Lead Scientist, Soil Ecology Program

Lee DeHaan
Director of Crop Improvement/Lead Scientist, Kernza® Domestication Program

Madeline DuBois
Research Technician, Ecology

Tiffany Durr
Greenhouse Manager

Emma Flemmig
Research Technician, Perennial Oilseeds

Westen Gehring
Perennial Agriculture Project, Operations Associate

Adam Gorrell
Research Technician

Stephanie Hutchinson
Human Resources Generalist

Scott Hamilton
Facilities Manager

Wes Jackson
President Emeritus

Patti Johnson
Accounting Associate

Laura Kemp
Perennial Agriculture Project, Field Station Manager

Tammy Kimbler

Tammy Kimbler
Director of Communications

Ron Kinkelaar
Research Technician

Jessica Kleoppel
Senior Impact Officer

Ebony Murrell
Lead Scientist, Crop Protection Ecology

Pheonah Nabukalu
Lead Scientist, Perennial Sorghum

Tessa Peters
Director of Crop Stewardship

Krista Robinson
Human Resources Manager

Sydney Schiffner
Research Technician, Perennial Oilseeds

Brandon Schlautman
Lead Scientist, Perennial Legumes

Sophia Skelly
Research Technician, Crop Stewardship

Chase Stratton
Post Doctoral Research Associate, Crop Protection Ecology

Aubrey Streit Krug
Director of Ecosphere Studies

Rachel Stroer

Tracie Mattivi Thomas
Chief Operating Officer

Kathryn Turner
Research Associate, Crop Protection Genetics

David Van Tassel
Lead Scientist, Perennial Oilseeds (Silphium)

Amanda Wagner
Development Associate

Brittany Willer
Impact Officer

Shuwen Wang
Lead Scientist, Perennial Wheat

Darlene Wolf
Constituent Database Manager

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