Andy Olson

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Prairie On Farms Manager - Tallgrass Prairie Center
Andy Olson

Andy cites Ada Hayden, Siggurd Olson, and Aldo Leopold as his inspirations. His rural Iowa roots, ability to work with people, and passion for effecting change are a good fit for the Prairie on Farms Program. Andy says: "I envision an agricultural landscape where there is a balance between reverence for our land, and making enough money to have successful and sustainable farms. The TPC is unique in its relationship to environmental stewardship because we make prairie compatible with work, whether in roadside ditches or prairie strips in farm fields.

Area of Expertise: 
Landowner Engagement
Environmental History
Education: 
B.A., Public History, University of Northern Iowa, 2017
M.A. Cultural Resource Management, Colorado State University, 2020