Transforming Agriculture, Perennially


Ty Dittmer

Research Agronomist

Ty Dittmer lives in Manhattan, Kansas. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in agronomy from Kansas State University.

What work experiences on your resume are most relevant to your position at The Land Institute?
I worked as a product placement assistant with GDM seeds. I feel like this is relevant because I learned the ropes of agricultural research objectives.

What’s most inspiring about your specific position at The Land Institute?
I’m excited to explore novel ways of incorporating perennial cover crops into modern cropping systems. As a way to suppress and control herbicide-resistant weeds.

What would people never guess that you do as part of your role at The Land Institute?
I play a large part in the process of making perennial cover crops more mainstream in modern farming practices.

What drew you to work at The Land Institute?
I was attracted to the fact that I could help implement new ways to combat the problems we currently face in the world of agriculture.

What perennial grain crop do you look forward to eating most, and how would you prepare it?
I’m looking forward to consuming new beers and spirits made from Kernza.

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