Kelsie Eckhart

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Human Resources Coordinator


Kelsie Eckhart joined the Practical Farmers of Iowa staff in June 2024 as the human resources coordinator. In this role, she helps PFI attract qualified applicants, supports new staff members and fosters a culture of care for employees.

Kelsie graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in business management and a minor in marketing and is currently studying to obtain her Professional in Human Resources certification.

Prior to working at Practical Farmers of Iowa, Kelsie worked in various human resources and administrative roles in government, retail and sporting industries (go Chiefs!). Her passion for making things better than she found them and having a people-first attitude drove her to join the PFI team.

Kelsie grew up in Oklahoma City where she met her husband, Branten, who is currently in the Navy and is from State Center, Iowa. After living in Florida, Hawaii and Maryland, they are happy to be near family again permanently and now reside in Ankeny, Iowa, with their two golden retrievers, Kaia and Quinn. In her free time, you may find Kelsie exploring a new national park, walking her golden girls, reading or working on obtaining some cooking skills.