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Field Crops Viability Coordinator
Rebecca Clay joined the Practical Farmers of Iowa staff in 2019. As the field crops viability coordinator, she works with farmers to determine how cover crops and extended rotations can help achieve their farm goals. Rebecca collaborates with crop advisors and ag lenders to reduce barriers to cover crop adoption and supports PFI’s field crop cost-share programming.
Rebecca hails from Le Mars, Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State University with bachelor’s degrees in agronomy and global resource systems with a Spanish minor. During her undergraduate studies, she contributed to several research projects, including a project exploring farmer adoption of cover crops and another looking at how grazing cover crops affects soil physical properties.
Rebecca returned to Ames, Iowa, after spending two years working with smallholder farmers in the foothills of Nepal as a nutrition-sensitive agriculture Peace Corps volunteer.
Rebecca lives for sharing good music, food and drink with friends and family, and getting to know landscapes by foot or bicycle.