Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems

Lindsey Hethcote

Project Manager: Conservation Planning and Education

Lindsey Hethcote, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, is currently the Conservation Project Coordinator for CRARS. After graduating from the University of Denver with a B.A. in Environmental Science, Lindsey spent time in the States and in Peru working in environmental education and protection and community development. Her year in Peru reignited the passion for ecological agriculture that she originally discovered while taking an undergraduate course in Nicaragua, so she then made the move to Turrialba, Costa Rica to earn her M.S. in in Agroforestry and Sustainable Agriculture from Centro Agronomico Tropical de Invertigacion y Ensenanza (CATIE). During her two years at CATIE, Lindsey worked with various farmers of different types of production systems to integrate agrobiodiversity into the systems and measure the social, ecological and economic results. After leaving Costa Rica, Lindsey returned to Missouri where she worked managing an organic elderberry farm and later as an Agronomy and Horticulture Specialist for the University of Missouri Extension. Before coming to CRARS, Lindsey spent 4 years at the Education Director on an organic, diversified farm in Tecate, Mexico where she developed curriculum and led student groups, as well as helped managed farm production.

Lindsey is very excited to bring her broad base of experience in education, outreach, marketing, producer assistance and production management to CRARS where she will be supporting several regenerative agriculture projects. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys hiking with her pups, biking and exploring the great outdoors!

Portrait of Lindsey Hethcote