Transforming Agriculture, Perennially


Nolan Monaghan


Nolan Monaghan comes to TLI from Manchester, Iowa. He is currently a student at Iowa State University double majoring in Horticulture and Global Resource Systems. After becoming acquainted with perennial production systems through agroforestry, he wanted to see up close how herbaceous perennials are being developed and implemented in the field.


What’s one aspect of your life history that most people don’t know or wouldn’t expect?
I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

What else are you passionate about (outside of work)?
Flags. They are an amazing source of symbolism for a group of people and are an incredibly interesting area of design and culture to study.

What’s your motto / favorite quote?
“Food is a moral right to all who are born into this world” -Norman Borlaug

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