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Verville promoted to Research and Development Manager

Verville promoted to Research and Development Manager

By SHP Staff on Friday, 29 March, 2019 Former Wisconsin Field Manager, Tricia Verville, has accepted the promotion to Research and Development Manager. In this role, Tricia will support the national team through the organization of grants, partners and research.  She will actively work on agronomic protocols and flex to meet seasonal SHP project needs.

In addition to research and development, she acts as our team’s Safety Lead. In that role, she works to make sure our team identifies risks in advance in the field, city, and throughout their travels to avoid incidents and be prepared to assist others in a crisis.

“Tricia brings a wide range of skills and experiences to SHP,” said Executive Director Shefali Mehta.

“Our research and development areas are two of our most nascent areas, and Tricia’s talents and support will be critical to expanding SHP’s efforts. We are excited to have her in this new capacity.”

Being raised in rural America gave Tricia a passion to protect agriculture rights and natural resources. Prior to joining the SHP, Tricia worked on environmental regulations in Wisconsin at both the Winnebago County and the State Department of Natural Resources. She also spent multiple years as a Crop Specialist for Insight FS agriculture cooperative. She helped local farmers with on-farm trials, seed placement strategies, and nutrient management planning.

A Certified Crop Advisor since 2013, Tricia enjoys spending her free time outdoors — hiking, kayaking, hunting and water sports.

Tricia resides in Wisconsin and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she majored in Soil and Land Management with a minor in Environmental Law Enforcement.