Research Manager

Garrett Dudley

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Garrett grew up south of Buffalo, New York in the heart of dairy country.

After pursuing his degree in Agricultural Business, his first job out of college was managing a seed research station for FFR Cooperative in Providence Forge, Virginia. Since moving west in 2015, he has continued his passion for agronomic research.

Garrett attended Empire State College and S.U.N.Y. Cobleskill earning a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Agricultural Business, respectively. He is approaching his final semester of his M.S. in Agricultural Business and Risk Management through the University of Tennessee Martin.

With Garrett’s strong roots in agriculture, he is passionate about the technological changes facing the industry. He understands the challenges of the agricultural supply chain and constantly seeks solutions for the producer.

Hobbies: Fly-fishing and trail running. Loves the mountains and the appeal of unexplored spaces. He recently spent 5 days fishing for salmon on Admiralty Island, a place that boasts some of the highest brown bear and bald eagle densities in the world.  

Favorite dessert: Buttered wheat bread.  

Favorite film, film franchise, or genre:  Indiana Jones

Favorite show(s) to binge watch:  Seinfeld & any stand-up comedy special

The app you use most:  That purple podcasts one.

Book you’d recommend: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Favorite musical artist or band:  Led Zeppelin, Tyler Childers