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Conservation Knowledge Officer

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Capturing data-driven insights, USDA programs and resources, the economic and environmental efficacy of increased use of conservation ag practices, benefits of multidimensional collaboration across organization types, mitigating on-farm climatic risks

Kinsie Rayburn is Trust In Food’s Conservation Knowledge Officer and has over a decade of experience initiating, planning, leading and successfully delivering agricultural development projects. She has applied her experience in support of farmers across multiple states and countries with a focus on increasing efficiency, revenue and longevity of farm businesses through tailored on-farm solutions.

With Farm Journal, Kinsie works with various conservation agriculture partners to conduct original research and programming across the U.S. to better understand and communicate the perspective of U.S. farmers and to identify opportunities for scaling conservation agriculture practices across the nation’s 900 million acres of farmland.

Previously, she served as a GIS and disaster programs specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in western North Carolina and the South Carolina Upstate. 

Kinsie has also worked in agricultural development building closed-loop agricultural systems in Zambia, aquaponic systems development with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, and hydroponic and local food systems development in Louisiana.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and law from Humboldt State University in California and a master’s degree in sustainable development from the University of Leeds in England.

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