In the first role of its kind within Western Growers, Jeana Cadby has accepted the job of Director, Environment and Climate. Jeana will implement strategic initiatives that support the environmental performance of Western Growers’ members. She will work to ensure that members have access to resources related to pressing issues like crop inputs, integrated pest management, water quality, soil health, resource conservation and climate response.
Having Jeana on board in this role with the Western Growers Science team means a greater advantage in promoting best practices for sustainability, climate adaptation, resiliency and risk management for Western Growers members.
Jeana has over 10 years of experience working in specialty agriculture, farmer advocacy and collaborative environmental program management. She brings to Western Growers her expertise in sustainable ag, fieldwork and resource conservation as well as her passion for building strategic partnerships and supporting our farmers.
In her previous work, she worked alongside growers, including enterprise, government, and NPO partners, on issues surrounding soil health, crop inputs, water quality and developing innovative solutions to bolster climate resilience. Jeana currently serves on the board of her local Resource Conservation District and has a B.S. and M.S. in Plant and Soil Sciences and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Development Studies.
Jeana can be reached at email@example.com.