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Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative today announced that Emma Jorgensen has joined the organization as an assistant project manager to support farmers in the implementation of climate-smart production practices.
Jorgensen has deep roots in agriculture, most recently working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a dairy auditor for Federal Milk Marketing Order 30 in the Upper Midwest. She grew up on a hobby farm in Wisconsin, was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA, and worked on a dairy farm. She majored in agricultural business at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she participated in various ag groups and completed the university’s agricultural leadership program.
“I am beyond excited to be a part of the Edge team,” Jorgensen said. “I truly believe in the work the cooperative is doing to empower our farmers on their sustainability journeys.”
In her role, Jorgensen will help coordinate climate-smart projects designed to assist farmers in determining what practices are most effective for their farms and provide tools to document the environmental and financial effects.
“Emma will be an integral part of our ongoing work to champion farmer-led solutions to environmental challenges,” Edge CEO Tim Trotter said. “We are fortunate to have someone with her education, experience and enthusiasm join our team.”