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Samuel Kwakye Joins Sand County Foundation Team

Sand County Foundation has named Dr. Samuel Kwakye its Agricultural Field Data Scientist.

Sand County Foundation, based in Wisconsin, is a national non-profit that works at the intersection of agriculture and environmental improvement with farmers, ranchers, forestland owners and other land managers.

Kwakye will design and develop Sand County Foundation’s field demonstration activities and lead data analysis for agricultural conservation initiatives.

“Samuel’s experience working on diverse agricultural systems across varying climates will complement our team’s ability to drive the adoption of innovative conservation,” said Dr. Heidi Peterson, Sand County Foundation Vice President of Agricultural Research and Conservation. “Samuel is passionate about applying data to support farmers’ decision-making; he excels at communicating complex concepts for a non-technical audience.”

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Kwakye worked as a researcher at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center following the completion of his doctoral degree in soil and water sciences. His research directly impacted fertilizer recommendations and helped identify optimal agronomic practices to improve nutrient cycling, farm productivity, and environmental sustainability.

Kwakye completed his Bachelor of Science in agronomic engineering from EARTH University in Costa Rica. He holds a master’s degree in plant, environmental and soil sciences from Louisiana State University. He resides in Winter Haven, Florida.

He began his duties on May 1.

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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.