Farmer Success Team
Summer is a wildlife conservationist with several years of experience in wildlife and sustainable agriculture research. She conducts research and directs the Deaton Scholars Program at the University of Missouri. Interested in working more directly with farmers and ranchers toward conservation goals, Summer researches grant and loan opportunities, discusses funding options with practitioners, and creates web content at FarmRaise. In her free time, Summer manages the Biocultural Conservation Institute, a nonprofit that empowers communities to connect to and protect their native wildlife, and enjoys writing about eco-friendly living at her blog Green Home Ecologist.