I grew up on a farm near Minden, Iowa and now live on a farm near Minden, Nebraska! I have a bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology from the University of Nebraska- Kearney. My first job as a Registered Dietitian was to work for the Nebraska Beef Council educating consumers on the health benefits of eating beef. I then went on to do wellness work for 21 years in the Kearney area. In 2012, I obtained my CDL to become a semi-truck driver on our farm.
My husband Brad and I have raised our three children, Mark, Laura and Nate, on our family farm, where we grow row crop irrigated corn and soybeans. We are very proud that all of our children are involved agriculture and our two sons are the fifth generation to farm our family’s ground.
When I’m not working on the farm, 4-H, church, and summer and winter sports take up my extra time. I love agriculture and have a passion to share scientific truths about the food we eat!”