My name is Emily Reiss. I’m currently a part of the Crop Team at Kreher Family Farm, helping to manage nearly 6,000 acres or organic farmland. We produce feed grains for our organic egg farm as well as fresh green beans, peas, and red table beets for local processing. I recently graduated with my PhD from the field of horticulture at Cornell University working with Laurie Drinkwater. My research focused on the use of diversity in cover crops to provide ecosystem services that allow farmers to reduce the need for herbicides and fertilizer, along with building the health of the soil. Teaching and outreach, through field days and undergraduate classes, is a very rewarding activity for me. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and cross country skiing, gardening, and cooking good food for friends.
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