Dr. Mike Badzmierowski is the Manager for U.S. Agricultural Policy at WRI. His role will focus on providing guidance to the United States Department of Agriculture on practices best suited to meaningfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Mike joins WRI from the Oregon Department of Agriculture, where, as the Soil Health Specialist, he was the technical lead for identifying practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon's Natural and Working Lands - Agricultural Land Use.

Mike's research has focused on soil carbon and nitrogen and related greenhouse gas emissions with an emphasis on ensuring data quality. He earned his PhD in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences from Virginia Tech where he continued as a postdoctoral researcher. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management from the University of Rhode Island.

Outside his professional pursuits, Mike loves to stay active and is an avid explorer. He has a goal to see all of the U.S. National Parks. When Mike is not on the move, he loves finding amazing food! Break the ice and reach out to him about your favorite dish (and where he can try it) or feel free to be direct about talking how we can best achieve greenhouse gas reductions in agriculture!