Results-driven and highly accomplished Agricultural Consultant professional with a dedication to environmental sustainability. Offer extensive knowledge in nutrient management, manure management, and conservation practices. Skilled across both public and private sectors.
Common software application knowledge
Demonstrated organizational/planning skills
Problem-solving and analysis skills
Data interpretation and analysis
Technical writing skills
Ability to translate technical specifications
ConsultantOct 2013 to Current CJD Farm Consulting, Inc － MI
Develop comprehensive nutrient management plans for livestock farms in Michigan.
Complete MDARD siting applications for new and expanding operations.
MDEQ CAFO applications, record keeping, and agronomic solutions.
Work with in-house engineer on manure storage designs and evaluations.
Soil Conservation TechnicianOct 2011 to Oct 2013 Burnips Equipment Company － Allegan, MI
Assist customers with their parts needs for various equipment types.
Stock parts and manage detailed parts inventory.
Organize and display merchandise in showroom and hardware area Allegan Conservation District.
Work with agricultural producers to develop Conservation Plans for Farm Bill programs.
Proficient in ArcGIS and NRCS Conservation Planning Tools.
Construction inspections and design checks on chemical containment facilities, manure storage facilities, and other NRCS engineering practices.
May 2008 to Sep 2010 Parts Sales － Coopersville, MI
AppraisingJan 2005 to May 2005 Windy View Farms － MI
Responsibilities of milking, feeding and driving equipment for 200 cow operation.
Diagnose and solve or repair problems with a wide variety of farm and dairy equipment Greenstone Farm Credit Services through Coopersville Area Public Schools.
Assist appraiser with property, equipment, building, and livestock inspections and appraisals.
Use appraisal programs and mapping utilities to form appraisal reports.
Oct 2004 to Apr 2008 Farm Hand － Coopersville, MI
Education and Training
Courses in GIS, Soils, Forage Production, and ForestryOregon State University
Bachelor of Science, Agri-Business Management Environmental Economics & Policy Precision Agriculture, Crop and Soil Sciences, and ForestryDecember 2009Michigan State University － East Lansing, MI3.19 Agri-Business Management Environmental Economics & Policy Precision Agriculture, Crop and Soil Sciences, and Forestry Dean's List at College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
NRCS TSP (Technical Service Provider) certified in CNMP's & Nutrient Management Plans
Courses in GIS, Soils, Forage Production, and Forestry Bachelor of Science , Agri-Business Management Environmental Economics & Policy Precision Agriculture, Crop and Soil Sciences, and Forestry December 2009
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