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Dr. Wagner

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Dr. Nicole Wagner focuses on soil health and horticultural crop production. She is the founder and project director for Texas State's Bobcat Farm, a student-run regenerative fruit and vegetable farm that also serves as a research site. She has won several teaching awards including the Texas State Presidential Excellence in Teaching and has been a co-principal or principal investigator for grants and private donations totaling over $6 million. 

After completing her Ph.D., she worked at USDA in Washington D.C. forecasting commodity production in South America, developing briefing materials for the Secretary of Agriculture, and organizing senior executive-level meetings in Washington D.C. and internationally. In 2008, she was a member of the U.S. government’s delegation to the United Nations Presidential-level conference on world food security in Rome. 

Additionally, Dr. Wagner has on-farm experience through her work at a large corn-soy farm in Minnesota, as well as an organic vegetable farm and the largest organic dairy in Montana.