I am a lifelong student of the outdoors. I’ve lived in many different landscapes, learning land management on the high, dry plains of Wyoming and New Mexico; the tallgrass prairie of Colorado; and the black soils of Wisconsin’s farmland. I eventually learned it’s people that make the difference in managing ecosystems, and that’s the focus of my work today.
I work with farmers to help them reach their goals. Together we find approaches for grazing, growing crops, and marketing to make it possible to stay on the land. I remain amazed by the farmers and ranchers I meet who are committed to making things better and aren’t afraid to share their ideas. In turn, I pass those ideas along to others.
My wife and I live outside of Coleridge, in northeast Nebraska, where we have sheep and a large garden.