Dr. Aaron Brooker is a Research Fellow for the Soil Health Partnership (SHP). Dr. Brooker is supporting the SHP integration into the GEMS data platform at the University of Minnesota and is developing an independent research project with SHP data.
Dr. Brooker grew up in Waterford, Ohio on a small grain and livestock farm. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agronomy from The Ohio State University. He recently completed his Ph.D. at Michigan State University where he researched cover crops interseeded in corn in a unique project combining agronomy, weed science, soil health and remote sensing. Aaron is passionate about working with farmers and is excited for the opportunity to continue research and outreach activities that directly benefit farmers.
Aaron and his wife currently reside in Lansing, Michigan. He enjoys playing sports and being active outdoors in all seasons, whether it is swimming, camping and hiking in the summer, or cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.