Jorgensen Joins Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative

Emma Jorgensen has joined Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative as an assistant project manager. She’ll be supporting farmers in the implementation of climate-smart production practices.

Edge is getting up to $50 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its Climate-Smart project. USDA created a Climate-Smart imitative to help farmers implement sustainability projects. These projects reduce their carbon footprint, document the improvements, and demonstrate value in the supply chain.

Edge is spearheading the project, Farmer-led Climate Smart Commodities Initiative: Building Success from the Ground Up. It involves 14 partners and dozens of supporting entities. The initiative goes beyond dairy to involve other commodities, such as sugar from beets.

This project will help farmers determine what climate-smart production practices are most effective for their farms. And, it’ll provide tools to document the environmental and financial effects.

In her role, Jorgensen will help coordinate climate-smart projects designed to assist farmers in determining what practices are most effective for their farms and provide tools to document the environmental and financial effects.

Jorgensen has deep roots in agriculture, most recently working for USDA as a dairy auditor for Federal Milk Marketing Order 30 in the Upper Midwest. She grew up on a hobby farm in Wisconsin, was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA, and worked on a dairy farm. She majored in agricultural business at UW-River Falls, where she participated in various ag groups and completed the university’s agricultural leadership program.

“I am beyond excited to be a part of the Edge team,” Jorgensen says. “I truly believe in the work the cooperative is doing to empower our farmers on their sustainability journeys.”

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