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Ryan Schmid

Blue Dasher Farm
Ryan Schmid is an agroecologist working at Ecdysis Foundation (Blue Dasher Farm’s non-profit research institute). He received a PhD in Entomology from Kansas State University in 2018. Ryan credits his upbringing on a small farm in northwest Iowa for generating a passion to work closely with farmers. His research focuses on insect ecology and pest management, and applying those interests to help farmers and ranchers innovate their conventional farming systems to produce food, fuel, and fiber with minimal adverse impacts on the land. Currently, he is working with ranchers to investigate ecosystem services provided by arthropod communities in their regenerative rangeland management programs