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Emily Bruner, PhD

Midwest Science Director

Dr. Bruner has been a proponent of conservation agriculture for over a decade. Prior to her current role as the Midwest Science Director for American Farmland Trust, she served as the Director for the Vigo County Soil and Water Conservation District, as a Hydrologist with the United States Forest Service, and as an Extension Associate for Natural Resources. Dr. Bruner’s work on nitrogen cycling in agricultural systems also led her to DC to investigate climate change mitigation policy as a Research Fellow with the Congressional Research Service. Bruner earned her PhD in Soil Science from Washington State University and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Conservation and Natural Resource Management with a minor in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of Kentucky.

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