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Center of Regenerative Agriculture Staff

Dr. Rob Myers, Director
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Rob Myers is Director of the MU Center for Regenerative Agriculture and an adjunct faculty member with the Plant Science and Technology Division. He also serves as Regional Director of Extension Programs for the USDA-NIFA North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, a role he has been in since 2010. His professional expertise encompasses sustainable and regenerative agriculture, soil health, conservation and cropping system diversification. He has conducted research, education and extension programs with many cover crops and alternative crops. He has also chaired or served with several national councils and task forces addressing federal conservation programs and agriculture research and education programs. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and was named Missouri Conservationist of the Year in 2018. He grew up on a family grain farm in central Illinois and is still involved in management of that family farm. His Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in agronomy are from University of Minnesota.

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Columbia, MO 65211

Dr. Kelly Robyn Wilson, Assistant Director
Kelly Square

Kelly Wilson is the Assistant Director of the Center for Regenerative Agriculture at the University of Missouri. Wilson is an interdisciplinary researcher whose work focuses on the intersections of identity and food security. She conducts participatory research with populations across the agricultural value chain to generate innovative solutions to complex global challenges in food security. Wilson has over a decade of experience working with farmers, communities, and extension agents in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. She has led several interdisciplinary, multi-institute, and cross-cultural studies including with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Genomics to Improve Poultry and Tufts University Development and Food Security Activities (DFSA) sustainability study in Burkina Faso. She has a PhD in Agricultural Communications, Education & Leadership from the Ohio State University and a master’s degree in International Agricultural Development from the University of California, Davis.

Bethany Wohrley, Cover Crop Educator
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Bethany Wohrley is the Cover Crop Education Specialist at the MU Center for Regenerative Agriculture. She has a M.S. in Agriculture with a concentration in Agriscience – Agronomy from Illinois State University. Wohrley grew up in rural Illinois and previously worked in an agricultural retail setting before returning for her graduate degree. Her graduate research involved the development of agronomic recommendations for the introduction of pennycress as a new cover crop.

Advisory Committee Members

Farmer Representatives

  • Dave Haubein
  • Johnny Hunter
  • Marc Kaiser
  • Kate Lambert
  • Josh Payne

Faculty Representatives

  • Mary Hendrickson
  • Sarah Lovell

Agency Representatives

  • Bill White, MO Department of Conservation
  • Chris Klenklen, MO Department of Agriculture
  • Kurt Boeckmann, MO Department of Natural Resources
  • David Doctorian, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Farm Organization and Conservation Organization Representatives

  • Greg Luce, Missouri Soybean Association

Agribusiness Representative

  • Adam Jones, MFA, Inc

Collaborating Faculty

External Collaborating Individuals

External Partner Organizations

Soil Health Institute
Midwest Cover Crop Council
North Central Region Sare
Missouri Department Of Conservation

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