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Who's That?

Who's That?

By Emily Keiser on Monday, 20 May, 2019

This summer the Soil Health Partnership welcomes two interns to the staff, Margaret Lindsay and Emily Keiser. They will be focusing their time with the SHP team for the summer as well as taking part in many events with NCGA.

Margaret is the daughter of Drew and Sally Lindsay of Alexandria, Virginia. This fall she will be entering her senior year at Washington University in St. Louis. During her six-week internship, she will support Lead Scientist Maria Bowman in data management and analysis and supporting research that SHP will be collecting.

“I am most looking forward to learning from the SHP and NCGA staff throughout the summer and experiencing the research and data analysis side of an agriculture research program,” said Margaret.

Following her internship with SHP, Margaret will be partaking in a study abroad trip to Ireland as part of a biostatistics program.

Emily is the daughter of Joe and Carol Keiser of Gothenburg, Nebraska. She will be going into her senior year at South Dakota State University in the fall. This summer she will be working with Stacie McCracken, Communications Lead and Anne Dietz, Operations Director. Emily will focus her time this summer on creating an SHP podcast featuring soil health professionals and the SHP Executive Director, Shefali Mehta. She will also head out to the fields to create farmer profiles for those who are enrolled into the SHP program. Additionally, Emily will provide media coverage for many of the SHP summer events.

Emily’s internship is supported through a generous donation by Nebraska Corn.

After spending the past summer on the livestock side of the agriculture industry, Emily is excited to experience how a national entity carries a commodity issue from a producer’s field to Washington.

“I want to expand my knowledge of the production side of the agriculture industry and grasp a better understanding of the policy issues,” said Emily. “I also was really drawn to the action the NCGA takes to inform its members and consumers about the current changes and actions that shape the industry as a whole.”

“We are very excited to welcome our two interns to the staff this summer, said Shefali Mehta. “We hope to help them learn more about the industry and also have a hand in developing them into useful members of the agriculture community.”

NCGA and the SHP staff are very excited to welcome our interns to the staff for the summer!