Emily Bruner

Midwest Conservation & Stewardship Program Manager

Dr. Bruner has been a proponent of conservation agriculture for over a decade. Prior to her current role with AFT, she served as the director for the Vigo County Soil and Water Conservation District, as a hydrologist with the United States Forest Service, and as an extension associate for natural resources. Dr. Bruner’s work on nitrogen cycling in agricultural systems also led her to Washington, D.C., to investigate climate change mitigation policy as a research fellow with the Congressional Research Service. Bruner earned her doctorate in soil science from Washington State University and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in conservation and natural resource management with a minor in sustainable agriculture from the University of Kentucky.