Abigail Peterson is a field manager for the Soil Health Partnership covering southern Illinois and Missouri. She focuses on agronomic data collection and integrated pest management specific to cover crop adoption in addition to helping farmers understand conservation options that could yield results for their acres in her region. She enjoys seeing the fruits of her labor when farmers are successful with a new practice.
She graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in agronomy. At Iowa State, Abigail focused on soil analysis and cover crop use while working at the Iowa State soils lab and the USDA National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment.
A Certified Crop Advisor since 2016, Abigail worked as an emerging leader soybean production agronomist with DuPont Pioneer in southern Iowa for two years. Originally from northern Illinois, her family continues to farm near Wyanet.