Minnesota Crop Improvement Association welcomes Lauren Martin to our staff!
Lauren joined the Organic Services department on January 3 as a full-time Organic Certification Specialist/Inspector. Previously, she had worked for MCIA as a contract inspector. Lauren has performed more than 700 inspections of organic row crop, flower, fruit, produce, and livestock operations as well as organic processors and handlers.
She is a graduate of Winona State University where she earned a BS degree in biology with an emphasis in environmental science and a minor in geoscience and course work focusing on agroecology.
Lauren has a farming background and currently lives on a small hobby farm in southwest Wisconsin. There, she grows flowers, herbs, and vegetables, and raises hogs and chickens, along with a couple of horses.