Nutrient Management and Environmental Sustainability Specialist, PRO-DAIRY
Kirsten Workman joined the PRO-DAIRY team as the Nutrient Management and Environmental Sustainability Specialist in 2022.
Prior to joining PRO-DAIRY, she spent twenty years working with farmers in Washington and Vermont, helping them improve the nutrient management and environmental sustainability of their farm businesses. This has given her a depth of experience and a strong understanding of how farming and environmental sustainability are inextricably connected. She is an effective collaborator and has served on many coalitions to devise solutions for water quality, soil health, climate resiliency, policy and regulatory decisions, and public education. She is an experienced extension educator and enjoys working with all facets of the dairy industry to demonstrate and evaluate conservation cropping systems that benefit farms and the environment. She performs applied research to increase the implementation of conservation cropping systems on dairy farms that are practical and effective. She also understands the importance of sharing sustainable farming practices with the public and enjoys spreading the word about what dairy farmers are doing right for the land, the water, the air and their communities.
Kirsten is a Certified Crop Adviser and has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Science in Plant & Soil Science, Agronomy from the University of Vermont.