Abby Bauer serves as the managing editor for the Journal of Nutrient Management.

Abby grew up on a dairy farm near Plymouth, Wis. She received a master’s degree from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She previously served as a University of Wisconsin agricultural extension agent. She co-chaired the first three Midwest Manure Summits held in Green Bay, Wis.


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My family’s dairy farm is located in Eastern Wisconsin and sits in a spot with heavy clay soil. It’s the kind of red clay that, after a rainfall, sticks to your shoes and weighs you down so...