Credentials: Research Track with Michael Bell x '21
Marnie approaches agroecology as someone who grew up on a fruit farm in Minnesota and has spent seven seasons on vegetable, fruit, and livestock farms in New York state. She is interested in the role agriculture plays in rural communities, the relationship between sustainable and conventional agricultural practices, and the role socio-cultural identity plays in farmers’ decision making. Marnie’s graduate research will focus on why farmers decide to transition their farming practices. Marnie is also extremely passionate about apples, and her favorite variety is Keepsake.