Transforming Agriculture, Perennially



Freddie Smith

Development Office Administrative Assistant

Freddie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Kansas Wesleyan University. In her work in Development Office, Freddie enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life who share an interest in The Land Institute. Before she was hired, a staff member told her about an opening at The Land involving work in the office and outside. After six months of being in the office, she asked, “When is it that I work outside?” She was told she never was going outside because they were afraid they would never get her back. A Kansas native, Freddie lives in Assaria.


What Land Institute perennial crop do you look forward to eating most, and how would you prepare it?
Kernza® bread, pancakes, muffins, and cookies.

What’s one aspect of your life history that most people don’t know or wouldn’t expect?

I completed Wood Badge Training for Boy Scouts of America and was a Cub Scout, Webelo & Scout leader for 12 years.

What else are you passionate about (outside of work)?

My 5 grandchildren!

What were you like at age 10?
I was a tomboy who followed my two older brothers around fishing, camping, tree climbing or hanging upside down on the monkey bars.

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