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.

Just click on the photo of each staff member below for his or her bio.

You can also visit our Board of Directors page for their brief profiles.

Spencer Barriball
Research Technician, Perennial Legumes

Scott Bontz
Editor of The Land Report

Carl Bowden
Ecosphere Studies Associate

Anita Chase
Executive Assistant to the President

Edy Chérémond
Research Technician, Crop Protection Ecology

Marty Christians
Research Technician, Kernza®

Amy Cole
Director of Development

Stan Cox
Lead Scientist, Perennial Sorghum/Ecosphere Studies Research Fellow

Tim Crews
Director of Research and Lead Scientist, Ecology Program

Lee DeHaan
Lead Scientist, Kernza® Domestication Program

Madeline DuBois
Research Technician, Ecology

Tiffany Durr
Greenhouse Manager

Westen Gehring
Perennial Agriculture Project, Operations Associate

Megan Gladbach
Research Technician, Perennial Sorghum

Adam Gorrell
Research Technician

Scott Hamilton
Facilities and Grounds Technician

Stephanie Hutchinson
Human Resources Generalist

Wes Jackson
President Emeritus

Patti Johnson
Accounting Associate

Laura Kemp
Perennial Agriculture Project, Field Station Manager

Ron Kinkelaar
Research Technician

Piyush Labhsetwar
Research Technician, Perennial Wheat

Ebony Murrell
Lead Scientist, Crop Protection Ecology

Pheonah Nabukalu
Visiting Scientist for Perennial Sorghum at University of Georgia, Tifton

Chris Pembleton
Senior Operations Manager

Tessa Peters
Crop Stewardship Manager

Tara Sauber

Sydney Schiffner
Research Technician, Perennial Oilseeds

Brandon Schlautman
Lead Scientist, Perennial Legumes

Will Schneider
Development Officer

Chase Stratton
Post Doctoral Research Associate, Crop Protection Ecology

Aubrey Streit Krug
Director of Ecosphere Studies

Rachel Stroer
Acting President

Bryan Thompson
Administrative Assistant to the President Emeritus

Rebecca Tong
Development Officer

Kathryn Turner
Research Associate, Crop Protection Genetics

David Van Tassel
Lead Scientist, Perennial Oilseeds (Silphium)

Amanda Wagner
Development Associate

Shuwen Wang
Lead Scientist, Perennial Wheat

Darlene Wolf
Development Officer

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