Young Alumni Achievement Awardee - Harriet Pimm Wegmeyer '99

Harriet Pimm Wegmeyer
Harriet Pimm Wegmeyer '99

Harriet Pimm Wegmeyer has dedicated herself to helping good things grow — through the foundation she directs, the family farm she co-manages and the service she’s given to Cornell.  

Wegmeyer is executive director of the Nutrients for Life Foundation, a not-for-profit focused on educating the agriculture industry, the media and the public on the importance of fertilizers in plant growth. The foundation creates science-based curricula for elementary, middle and high school classrooms, all of which have been reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution.

During her tenure, the foundation has grown its annual operating budget from under $500,000 to over $2 million, while expanding its network of teachers from less than 100 to more than 45,000 across the country.

In addition, Wegmeyer and her husband, Tyler, operate Wegmeyer Farms, a strawberry and pumpkin farm in Loudoun County, Virginia. The farm was named 2016 Virginia Farm of the Year by the Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Wegmeyer’s extensive service to Cornell includes volunteering with the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network and serving as a Class of 1999 Alumni Class Officer.

She lives in Hamilton, Virginia, with her husband and three children: Torsten, Tucker and Colden.