Full Name
Dr. Emily Bruner
Job Title
Midwest Science Director
Company Name
American Farmland Trust
Speaker Bio
Dr. Bruner has been a proponent of conservation agriculture for over a decade. As the Midwest Science Director for American Farmland Trust, Dr. Bruner’s work focuses on identifying ways to accelerate adoption of soil health practices while simultaneously increasing the resiliency and productivity of Midwest farms. Prior to her current role, she served as the Director for the Vigo County Soil and Water Conservation District, as a Hydrologist with the United States Forest Service, an adjunct faculty member at Saint Mary of the Woods College, and as an Extension Associate for Natural Resources. Dr. Bruner’s work on nitrogen cycling in agricultural systems also led her to DC to investigate climate change mitigation policy as a Research Fellow with the Congressional Research Service. Bruner earned her PhD in Soil Science from Washington State University and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Conservation and Natural Resource Management with a minor in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of Kentucky.
Emily Bruner