Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems

Dana Yount

Graduate Student
Dana Yount is from Linden, CA, a small town in the Central Valley, where she grew up surrounded by agriculture and farming. She grew up being involved in 4-H and FFA, raising pigs, hunting, and doing anything outdoors. Dana completed her B.S. Degree in Animal Science from Chico State in 2018. After graduation, she took a job at the Glenn County UC Cooperative Extension Office where she worked on CDFA's Climate Smart Agriculture Programs. As of late 2021, she accepted a job with the State and is currently working as an Environmental Scientist for California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) specializing in Organic Waste and Compost as part of the Methane Reduction Team. 
Dana started the Regenerative Agriculture Master's Program in the Fall of 2021 and has been attending school part-time while working full-time, with plans to graduate in the Fall of 2023. She is currently underway with research focusing on Livestock Mortality Compost in California and is looking forward to how her research will help shape the future of livestock agriculture in California and her work with CDFA. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, hiking, fishing, gardening and hunting with her husband and two dogs.
Portrait of Dana Yount