Transforming Agriculture, Perennially


Andy Marshall

General Research Assistant

Research Assistant Andy Marshall is from Salina, Kansas, where he is a junior at Sacred Heart High School.

What work experiences are most relevant to your position at The Land Institute?
I’ve been a farmhand, which introduced me to many types of machinery and gave me many skills necessary for farming. Also, I’ve always raised swine and cattle for 4H.

What’s most inspiring about your position?
I am very excited to be able to help experienced scientists with their work!

What drew you to work at The Land Institute?
I’ve always been interested in the outdoors and science. I jumped at the chance to work somewhere that is making meaningful contributions to farming’s future.

What’s one aspect of your life history that most people don’t know or wouldn’t expect?
I’ve been auctioneering since before I was a teenager and do several charity auctions every year.

What else are you passionate about?
I love to play football and compete for my school’s powerlifting team. I also enjoy fishing when I have time.

What’s your motto or favorite quote?
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway” – John Wayne

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