Lindsay has a unique understanding of the needs and experiences of producers and ranchers in the PLJV region – in part because she is one. Lindsay grew up on a cow/calf operation in Northeast Kansas, where they raised Angus and Shorthorn cattle. Today, Lindsay, along with her husband, are a part of a ranch management team that manages a large-scale ranch in western Oklahoma. On the ranch they are focusing on conserving and regenerating grasslands, primarily through managing an extensive rotational grazing system. This experience, paired with her background working with agricultural producers, positions her well as the Grassland Conservation Marketing Manager.
Lindsay holds an associates degree in Agribusiness with a focus on accounting from Seward County Community College and a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness from Kansas State University. While at Seward County Community College, she was also a member of their livestock judging team.
After graduation, Lindsay worked as a grain trader for Gavilon Grain located in their 30 million bushel wheat terminal facility in Wichita, Kansas. During her time as a grain trader she worked with producers in the Southwest Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle market region. During this time she enjoyed working with farmers to assist with their risk management position when selling commodities. Most recently, Lindsay has served as the Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agent and County Extension Director in Greenwood County, Kansas. Within her role in Extension, she assisted in educating and advising farmers and ranchers in advancing their operations. Lindsay’s extension education programs focused on grassland and pasture management, as she was working within the Flint Hills of Kansas, which is made up of predominantly tallgrass prairie.
Lindsay is excited to work with producers and staff members that are passionate about conserving the grasslands within our region.