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Education and Engagement Director
Liz Kolbe joined Practical Farmers of Iowa staff in the summer of 2013. Liz oversees strategy and operations for PFI’s educational events, outreach, and community and farmer engagement.
A native of Grinnell, IA, Liz received her B.A. in Environmental Science at The Colorado College. Following graduation she worked as the Program Coordinator for the State of the Rockies Project, eventually shifting her academic focus to agriculture and landscape. Liz earned her M.S. in Environmental Science with a specialization in Agroecosystem Science at The Ohio State University. While at OSU and based in Wooster, OH, Liz worked with the Agroecosystems Management Program and was a “super-volunteer” at Local Roots Market. Prior to her current position, Liz managed the horticulture and habitat programs at PFI.
Liz enjoys playing sports, scouring garage sales, building and fixing, reading on the front porch, and exploring plains, mountain and desert landscapes. She also serves on the board of directors for Wheatsfield Co-op.