Transforming Agriculture, Perennially


Hana Fancher

Market Stewardship Specialist

Hana Fancher resides in Laramie, Wyoming, and has always considered the Rocky Mountains home, whether southern Colorado or northern Wyoming. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in water resources, and in 2022, she completed an MS program in Agricultural Economics with a minor in statistics before joining The Land Institute’s Crop Stewardship team. Hana grew up (on and off) around ranching and spent most of her five years before graduate school working full-time for various ranching operations. She was involved with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU), working in multiple positions over the past four years, mostly in farm and ranch advocacy work. With RMFU, Hana was fortunate to work with many different types of producers across New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming.


What’s most inspiring about your specific position at TLI?

It’s exciting (and a little daunting!) to think about the complexities of the supply chain and all the pieces that are needed to help build a functioning and resilient market.

What drew you to work at TLI?

The land, the people, and the crops. I appreciate the ingenuity, humility, and patience of the people working here, and I am excited about the potential of these crops to make a change in the world of agriculture.

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

I split time growing up in rural Wyoming and inner-city Denver. I feel like I got the best of both worlds.

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

Mostly outdoorsy stuff! Walks on the prairie are probably my favorite, though… and generally, spending time outside with my friends and family in whatever form that takes.

If you were to write a book, what would it be about?

Don’t know, ask me in another thirty years!

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