American Farmland Trust adds Conservation Agronomist to its Midwest Team
Torey Colburn, AFT Midwest’s newest team member
American Farmland Trust is pleased to announce the addition of Torey Colburn to its Midwest regional team. Torey joined the organization on Oct. 11, 2022, as Midwest conservation agronomist to provide conservation and technical assistance to farmers and landowners with the aim of increasing participation in programs and projects that improve farm productivity, profitability, and sustainability.
Torey is a certified crop advisor with a Bachelor of Science in agricultural science from Western Illinois University. He comes to AFT from Advanced Crop Care, Inc., an agronomic consulting and soil sampling company, where he provided crop consulting services such as field scouting, crop management, integrated pest management, and GPS soil testing.
In his new conservation agronomist position, Torey will help implement the mission and vision of AFT as a rapidly-growing, forward-looking conservation organization. He will work across teams in AFT’s Midwest region, as well as with external partners such as farmers, landowners, and agricultural professionals. Torey notes that, “Regenerative agriculture, soil health, and soil and water conservation are critical to the continued success and sustainability of Midwestern agriculture… in my years of experience as a crop consultant, it has become apparent to me that many things about our current farming practices need to transition to a more sustainable model in order to improve environmental quality and farm profitability.”
American Farmland Trust is very pleased to welcome Torey Colburn to its team as he begins this exciting new journey in his career.