Paige Frautschy is the Agriculture Program Director for the Iowa chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) as well as the Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota chapters. She works closely with the farming and conservation communities on sustainability initiatives that build soil health on farms, improve water quality, and climate resilience in Iowa and beyond. Paige oversees the 4R Plus program in Iowa and the diverse coalition of organizations that provide guidance to the program. Paige studied biology and ethics at the University of Northern Iowa and received her MS in agroecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked on her in-laws’ beef and grain farm in southwest Wisconsin and is a Certified Crop Advisor. Paige’s involvement in the food and ag sector comes full circle as her and her husband own several restaurants located in Wisconsin, Colorado, and Washington.

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