PRECISION AGRICULTURE

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Chaz Holt
Georgia (Quail Range) Precision Ag & Conservation Specialist

Holt

Chaz has been involved in both large- and small-scale agronomy and alternative cropping systems for 18 years. He achieved his B.S. in Agriculture Sciences from University of WY and M.S. in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, AgroEcology from Montana State University. He is from a legacy of multigenerational family farming in NW GA where he currently resides, involving vegetables, cattle, and historically dairy and row crops. He is currently a Certified Crop Advisor through the American Society of Agronomy. His work experience off the farm has been working previously as a Certified Crop Advisor for Agrium , Simplot, and Montana State University’s Sustainable Foods and Bioenergy Systems program.

HoltChaz has been involved in both large- and small-scale agronomy and alternative cropping systems for 18 years. He achieved his B.S. in Agriculture Sciences from University of WY and M.S. in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, AgroEcology from Montana State University. He is from a legacy of multigenerational family farming in NW GA where he currently resides, involving vegetables, cattle, and historically dairy and row crops. He is currently a Certified Crop Advisor through the American Society of Agronomy. His work experience off the farm has been working previously as a Certified Crop Advisor for Agrium , Simplot, and Montana State University’s Sustainable Foods and Bioenergy Systems program.

EMAIL: cholt@pheasantsforever.org
PHONE: (406) 425-3039
TWITTER: @agrarian_life



Jacob Taylor
Tennessee (Quail Range) Precision Ag & Conservation Specialist

Taylor

Jacob joined the Quail Forever team in spring of 2021 as the Precision Ag & Conservation Specialist for West Tennessee. He received a B.S. in Environmental Science from Rhodes College. Both sides of his family have a history of farming that includes row crops and cattle. Jacob has an undergraduate degree in precision agriculture technology, agricultural research and operations, culture resources, and environmental studies. He spends a lot of time outdoors playing sports, fishing, and hunting migratory birds. Jacob looks to help marry conservation and agriculture in a way that establishes long-term success and sustainability for the environment and our food systems.

TaylorJacob joined the Quail Forever team in spring of 2021 as the Precision Ag & Conservation Specialist for West Tennessee. He received a B.S. in Environmental Science from Rhodes College. Both sides of his family have a history of farming that includes row crops and cattle. Jacob has an undergraduate degree in precision agriculture technology, agricultural research and operations, culture resources, and environmental studies. He spends a lot of time outdoors playing sports, fishing, and hunting migratory birds. Jacob looks to help marry conservation and agriculture in a way that establishes long-term success and sustainability for the environment and our food systems.

EMAIL: jtaylor@quailforever.org
PHONE: (731) 487-2234



Nathan Pflueger
Nebraska Precision Ag Coordinator

Pflueger

Nathan grew up in rural Nebraska always doing something outdoors from sports to hunting and fishing. He enjoyed working with plants and animals but was never sure how he was going to put those interests to work. After receiving his B.S. Degree in range/wildlife management he had the opportunity to work on a switchgrass research project for the University of Texas at Austin. Nathan is currently finishing a M.S. in agronomy, range, and forage science through the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. His research focused on cover crops/annual forages and implementing them into real world systems throughout Nebraska. The Precision Ag Coordinator position has been a perfect fit since it allows him to work with row crop producers to implement soil health practices that not only help their operations, but the environment and wildlife at the same time.

PfluegerNathan grew up in rural Nebraska always doing something outdoors from sports to hunting and fishing. He enjoyed working with plants and animals but was never sure how he was going to put those interests to work. After receiving his B.S. Degree in range/wildlife management he had the opportunity to work on a switchgrass research project for the University of Texas at Austin. Nathan is currently finishing a M.S. in agronomy, range, and forage science through the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. His research focused on cover crops/annual forages and implementing them into real world systems throughout Nebraska. The Precision Ag Coordinator position has been a perfect fit since it allows him to work with row crop producers to implement soil health practices that not only help their operations, but the environment and wildlife at the same time.

EMAIL: npflueger@pheasantsforever.org
PHONE: (402) 362-5700



Brittany Smith
Kansas Precision Ag & Conservation Specialist

Smith

Brittany is based out of Pratt, KS, as the Precision Ag & Conservation Specialist for western and central Kansas. Prior to joining the Kansas Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever team she worked for the Natural Resources Conservation Service and as a wetland biologist. Most recently, she served as Coordinating Wildlife Biologist with KS Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever before transitioning into the Precision Ag & Conservation Specialist role. With strong personal ties to agriculture via her small family farm located in west-central Minnesota, she knows the key to sustainability in ag is profitability, and as a biologist who has worked directly helping growers implement conservation programs, she understands the many tools available to help them both improve habitat and their bottom line.

SmithBrittany is based out of Pratt, KS, as the Precision Ag & Conservation Specialist for western and central Kansas. Prior to joining the Kansas Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever team she worked for the Natural Resources Conservation Service and as a wetland biologist. Most recently, she served as Coordinating Wildlife Biologist with KS Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever before transitioning into the Precision Ag & Conservation Specialist role. With strong personal ties to agriculture via her small family farm located in west-central Minnesota, she knows the key to sustainability in ag is profitability, and as a biologist who has worked directly helping growers implement conservation programs, she understands the many tools available to help them both improve habitat and their bottom line.

EMAIL: bsmith@pheasantsforever.org
PHONE: (701) 371-4998


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