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Senior Field Crops Education Coordinator
Taylor Hintch, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, joined Practical Farmers of Iowa in January 2022 as the senior field crops education coordinator. In this role, Taylor helps the farmer-led education department facilitate events and engage with farmers raising various field crops. She previously worked with PFI through Green Iowa AmeriCorps in the summer of 2019.
Taylor’s first experiences with agriculture occurred as a member of the Douglas Dreamers 4-H Club in Fort Dodge, Iowa. But it was her affiliation with the World Food Prize after attending youth institutes and as a Wallace-Carver fellow that sparked her interest in sustainable agriculture. In 2019, Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in global resource systems with concentrations in sustainability and horticulture. While at ISU, Taylor spent three years working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on organic maize research exploring the nutrient content of organic corn for livestock feed. In the summer of 2018, she worked with an organic zucchini research team at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. She has also worked in different youth education program roles, and most recently worked as a grower in a central Iowa wholesale greenhouse.
Taylor enjoys cooking, making new things or giving old things new life, gardening and spending quality time with her two cats, Max and Ollie. She would like to get back to her love of traveling as soon as possible. In addition to her time spent in Germany, Taylor visited England, Greece, Iceland, Ireland and the Netherlands. With all of her travels, Iowa is still Taylor’s favorite place.