Elizabeth directs the Sustainable Food Lab’s values based consulting and pre-competitive work streams in professionalized grain and livestock systems including oversight for large scale soil health programs in the US, Australia, and South America. In this capacity she manages a team that develops and leads supply chain programs with farmers and their customers across the globe to determine the potential for improved agricultural management practices to deliver environmental benefits. She has led the development of a multi-company and NGO partnership in the US Corn Belt to develop markets for alternative crops grown as part of the corn-soy rotation. Elizabeth also leads efforts to design and implement farmer facing programs to expand the adoption of conservation agriculture in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and North Dakota. She facilitates the Soil Health Leadership Lab a network of soil health technical experts who meet monthly to share learning on best practices for supporting farmer soil health networks across the US and serves on Field to Market committees for Conservation Finance and the AGree E2 Coalition . Having spent the early part of her life on a dairy farm in Vermont, and then later on a large organic vegetable operation, Elizabeth has a deep appreciation for the people and communities whose livelihoods depend on the land and benefit from natural resources and the complex interactions between social-economic systems and the environment. Prior to the Food Lab she worked for the University of Vermont Center for Rural Studies, Trust for Public Land, Donella Meadows Institute, and US Senator Patrick Leahy. Her advanced degrees are in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont.