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Dr. Beth Fisher

Dr. Beth Fisher is a soil scientist and Assistant Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She brings her understanding of soil organic carbon cycling on landscapes to her research in regenerative agriculture with the goals of improving soil health and water quality, understanding the climate impacts of agricultural processes, and solidifying food security. A large component of her service and teaching at MSU-Mankato is concentrated on environmental justice, and Beth considers this a major motivation in her choice to focus on regenerative agriculture. She considers the improvement of social and economic conditions for workers in the agricultural industry a critical outcome of regenerative agriculture, and such improvements include increasing land ownership and participation of BIPOC farmers. In addition to her research lab, Beth employs field methods and open-source monitoring methods to answer questions about soil, water, and the interaction between the two.