Chelsea Ferrie

Field Crops Viability Coordinator


Headshot ChelseaFerrieChelsea Ferrie joined the Practical Farmers of Iowa staff in November 2022. As a field crops viability coordinator, she assists farmers with PFI’s cost-share programs related to fertilizer management.

Chelsea attended Iowa State University, receiving bachelor’s degrees in agronomy and global resource systems. Her passion for agriculture and resource conservation led her to continue her education at Iowa State with a Master of Science in sustainable agriculture and environmental science. Her graduate research focused on updating nutrient (nitrate and phosphorus) reduction efficiencies for the best management practices listed in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and collaborating with the Daily Erosion Project to estimate sheet and rill erosion at the watershed and field scale.

Originally from central Illinois, Chelsea now resides in Des Moines, Iowa. She enjoys traveling, being outdoors, reading, hiking, and paddleboarding.