Parker Witt Joins Sand County Foundation as Agricultural Conservation Specialist
June 07, 2021
MADISON, Wis. – Sand County Foundation has hired Parker Witt as an Agricultural Conservation Specialist.
Witt is a 2021 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Soil and Land Management.
Sand County Foundation, based in Wisconsin, is a national non-profit working with farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners to improve soil health, water quality and wildlife habitat. Witt will assist the Foundation’s agricultural conservation team with research, and landowner engagement.
“Parker’s hands-on technical field training and true passion for the landscape’s natural resources aligns well with Sand County Foundation’s mission,” said Dr. Heidi Peterson, Sand County Foundation’s Vice President of Agricultural Research and Conservation.
Witt completed a field study abroad in water quality, ecosystem interactions, and resource management practices of Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic. He had agronomy internships with agricultural cooperatives, and spent two seasons as a watercraft inspection intern with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
“It is exciting to join the Sand County Foundation team at a time when conservation is so critical to our environment and agricultural systems,” Witt said.
Witt, a Lakeland, Minnesota native will work in Sand County Foundation’s Madison office.
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ABOUT SAND COUNTY FOUNDATION Sand County Foundation inspires and empowers a growing number of private landowners to ethically manage natural resources in their care, so future generations have clean and abundant water, healthy soil to support agriculture and forestry, plentiful habitat for wildlife and opportunities for outdoor recreation. www.sandcountyfoundation.org