With family roots in Iowa cornfields and Wyoming ranchland, Kathleen has a keen appreciation of those who make their living from the land. Kathleen joined the staff at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE Erie) in 2019 to become a Regional Navigator in the Farmland for a New Generation network. Prior to becoming a Regional Navigator, she worked for the Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (WNY PRISM) where she was part of a team that focused on management of an invasive grass (Brachypodium sylvaticum). Kathleen came to WNY PRISM from the Western New York Land Conservancy where she was responsible for land protection and stewardship. She has a Ph.D. in kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. in ecological landscape design and planning from the Conway School, and a B.S. in biology from the University of California-Irvine. Kathleen’s training and experience has taught her that healthy land means healthy people. She is delighted to be doing work that keeps land in farming and encourages careful stewardship.
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