The Nutrien Ag Solutions Sustainable Ag Team is dedicated to helping farmers and consumer packaged goods companies adopt new technologies and agronomic practices that promise to move the needle in the quest for sustainable agricultural. The team’s tight focus on soil health and continuous environmental improvements will help feed a growing global population and simultaneously reduce agriculture’s environmental footprint.

Dave Stanko, Senior Director of Sustainable Agriculture

Dave firmly believes that because environmental impacts are measurable, improving sustainability in agriculture means using data to support grower decisions that positively impact both the environment and farm economics. In addition, credible data will be the first line of defense for growers under increasing scrutiny from environmental, regulatory and consumer groups. To address questions about greenhouse gas emissions, soil health, carbon sequestration and nutrient run-off, growers can use sustainability analytics to show how agricultural practices can drive positive environmental outcomes.

Dave has over 15 years of experience in venture capital, commodity trading and agricultural startups. He served as President of Agrible, Inc. until Nutrien Ag Solutions acquired the digital farming startup in 2018. Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Nikki Goad, Internal Marketing Manager   Nicole Goad knows farmers have a good story to tell because hers is a biography.  Nicole grew up in Carroll County, Missouri, on a corn and soybean farm. The family Angus herd was a training ground for Nicole, who showed cattle and was involved in 4-H and FFA. She continued to be involved on-farm while in college, working for three years as a crop scout.  Nicole continues to get her boots dirty on a regular basis. She managed grower recruitment, data entry and analysis for the Southern Plains Wheat Program involving 98 growers and 256,848 acres in Kansas. She has also had boots-on-the-ground experience with similar sustainability programs in North Dakota, Montana and other geographies.  Her career includes experience as a digital farm specialist for Derr Equipment and account manager for precision farming products at Agri-Vision LLC. She joined Nutrien Ag Solutions as a digital adoption specialist. Nicole has served as a liaison to Extension and provides research results to growers and to stakeholders. She sees the impact ag data can have on farming operations, and she wants to work where the focus is on helping farmers be more efficient.  Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture business from Northwest Missouri State University. She is actively involved in the Carroll County 4-H Extension Board, the Missouri State Fair Foundation Board, and she is a member of the Missouri’s Women of Agriculture Association.

Nikki Goad, Internal Marketing Manager

Nicole Goad knows farmers have a good story to tell because hers is a biography.

Nicole grew up in Carroll County, Missouri, on a corn and soybean farm. The family Angus herd was a training ground for Nicole, who showed cattle and was involved in 4-H and FFA. She continued to be involved on-farm while in college, working for three years as a crop scout.

Nicole continues to get her boots dirty on a regular basis. She managed grower recruitment, data entry and analysis for the Southern Plains Wheat Program involving 98 growers and 256,848 acres in Kansas. She has also had boots-on-the-ground experience with similar sustainability programs in North Dakota, Montana and other geographies.

Her career includes experience as a digital farm specialist for Derr Equipment and account manager for precision farming products at Agri-Vision LLC. She joined Nutrien Ag Solutions as a digital adoption specialist. Nicole has served as a liaison to Extension and provides research results to growers and to stakeholders. She sees the impact ag data can have on farming operations, and she wants to work where the focus is on helping farmers be more efficient.

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture business from Northwest Missouri State University. She is actively involved in the Carroll County 4-H Extension Board, the Missouri State Fair Foundation Board, and she is a member of the Missouri’s Women of Agriculture Association.

Sarah Fox, Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager   Sarah Fox doesn’t talk about sustainability. She talks about water, air, soil and growing food. That’s how she slices the obscure notion of sustainability into bite-sized nuggets that resonate with audiences and lead to effective, impactful practices.  In her role as Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager, Sarah develops sustainable agriculture strategy, objectives and tactics to drive business value with a sustainable agriculture portfolio. Her goal is to help farmers improve their bottom lines, uplift people, improve the planet and increase farm profitability.  Sarah is chair of the WIN (Women Inclusion Network) Connection ERG, representing and supporting female Nutrien employees who work in field offices and remote locations. Sarah is also a sustainability committee chair for the Ag Retailers Association (ARA), a member of the executive board for the Conversation Technology Information Center (CTIC), actively engaged in the National Corn Growers Association, and on the board for Colorado State University Soil and Crop Sciences.  Before joining Nutrien Ag Solutions, Sarah was executive director and business outreach director for an environmental nonprofit in Colorado. She also worked for city government, was a federal and state environmental consultant, and taught High School Science.  Sarah has a Master of Science degree in atmospheric science and ecology from the State University of New York (SUNY) – Albany and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Trinity College in Washington, DC.  When not working you can find her outside enjoying the mountains and lakes in CO with her spouse, three children, 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Sarah Fox, Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager

Sarah Fox doesn’t talk about sustainability. She talks about water, air, soil and growing food. That’s how she slices the obscure notion of sustainability into bite-sized nuggets that resonate with audiences and lead to effective, impactful practices.

In her role as Senior Strategic Partnerships Manager, Sarah develops sustainable agriculture strategy, objectives and tactics to drive business value with a sustainable agriculture portfolio. Her goal is to help farmers improve their bottom lines, uplift people, improve the planet and increase farm profitability.

Sarah is chair of the WIN (Women Inclusion Network) Connection ERG, representing and supporting female Nutrien employees who work in field offices and remote locations. Sarah is also a sustainability committee chair for the Ag Retailers Association (ARA), a member of the executive board for the Conversation Technology Information Center (CTIC), actively engaged in the National Corn Growers Association, and on the board for Colorado State University Soil and Crop Sciences.

Before joining Nutrien Ag Solutions, Sarah was executive director and business outreach director for an environmental nonprofit in Colorado. She also worked for city government, was a federal and state environmental consultant, and taught High School Science.

Sarah has a Master of Science degree in atmospheric science and ecology from the State University of New York (SUNY) – Albany and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Trinity College in Washington, DC.

When not working you can find her outside enjoying the mountains and lakes in CO with her spouse, three children, 2 dogs and 2 cats.

Luke Zwilling, Technology and Solutions Manager   Luke Zwilling grew up on an Illinois farm and is now focused on creating cutting-edge digital data tools to help farmers around the world increase their environmental and economic sustainability.  Luke started on this path when he won an Environmental Protection Agency grant while still an agricultural engineering student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The grant was for an undergraduate project using bioreactors and included field testing in India. Post-graduation, Luke worked as an engineer at Waterborne Environmental Inc. He then co-founded a digital data company in 2015, where he was the sustainability and integrations manager.  Through his work with Nutrien Ag Solutions, Luke is achieving his career goal: making the world more sustainable by working with the farmers that grow our food and the companies that create our diverse array of foods in the grocery store.  Luke is a member of the Illinois Farm Bureau Strength with Advisory Teams (SWAT) Conservation and Natural Resources, the Champaign County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders Committee and the Sustainability Consortium Producer Supply Chain Task Force.  A strong volunteer in the agricultural community, Luke also gives back at home. His volunteer time is focused on food, teaching children about agriculture and how food is produced. He also contributes his time to the Eastern Illinois Food Bank and is a past president of the Champaign County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders Committee.  Luke holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in agricultural and biological engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Luke Zwilling, Technology and Solutions Manager

Luke Zwilling grew up on an Illinois farm and is now focused on creating cutting-edge digital data tools to help farmers around the world increase their environmental and economic sustainability.

Luke started on this path when he won an Environmental Protection Agency grant while still an agricultural engineering student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The grant was for an undergraduate project using bioreactors and included field testing in India. Post-graduation, Luke worked as an engineer at Waterborne Environmental Inc. He then co-founded a digital data company in 2015, where he was the sustainability and integrations manager.

Through his work with Nutrien Ag Solutions, Luke is achieving his career goal: making the world more sustainable by working with the farmers that grow our food and the companies that create our diverse array of foods in the grocery store.

Luke is a member of the Illinois Farm Bureau Strength with Advisory Teams (SWAT) Conservation and Natural Resources, the Champaign County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders Committee and the Sustainability Consortium Producer Supply Chain Task Force.

A strong volunteer in the agricultural community, Luke also gives back at home. His volunteer time is focused on food, teaching children about agriculture and how food is produced. He also contributes his time to the Eastern Illinois Food Bank and is a past president of the Champaign County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders Committee.

Luke holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in agricultural and biological engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Jeff Peters, Senior Development and Sustainable Ag Manager   The cornerstone of Jeff Peter’s career is solidly planted on the five-generation family farm in northeast Mississippi where he grew up. The focus of his work now is to help farmers be more profitable, productive and sustainable.  As Senior Development and Sustainable Ag Manager at Nutrien Ag Solutions, Jeff is in a position to shape the path and the pace of sustainable practices. Since U.S. farmers already practice exceptional stewardship of our land, Jeff believes the role of the agricultural industry is to give growers innovative tools to strengthen their stewardship, digital technology to enhance profitable production, and a megaphone to tell their story.  Jeff started down this path before ag sustainability was trendy, becoming a technical manager for Syngenta Stewardship in 2008. From Syngenta, where his last role was technical manager for digital farming, Peters then moved to Agrible, Inc., where he first served as director of sustainability and partnerships. When Nutrien Ag Solutions purchased the company in 2018, Peters was vice-president of sustainability for the digital farming start up.  For growers to succeed, Jeff believes they must not only employ sustainable agricultural practices, but also share their stories with consumers. Tools such as the Agrible Platform, help growers engage with downstream buyers, record the story of their field operations and evaluate the performance of their practices in regard to sustainability.

Jeff Peters, Senior Development and Sustainable Ag Manager

The cornerstone of Jeff Peter’s career is solidly planted on the five-generation family farm in northeast Mississippi where he grew up. The focus of his work now is to help farmers be more profitable, productive and sustainable.

As Senior Development and Sustainable Ag Manager at Nutrien Ag Solutions, Jeff is in a position to shape the path and the pace of sustainable practices. Since U.S. farmers already practice exceptional stewardship of our land, Jeff believes the role of the agricultural industry is to give growers innovative tools to strengthen their stewardship, digital technology to enhance profitable production, and a megaphone to tell their story.

Jeff started down this path before ag sustainability was trendy, becoming a technical manager for Syngenta Stewardship in 2008. From Syngenta, where his last role was technical manager for digital farming, Peters then moved to Agrible, Inc., where he first served as director of sustainability and partnerships. When Nutrien Ag Solutions purchased the company in 2018, Peters was vice-president of sustainability for the digital farming start up.

For growers to succeed, Jeff believes they must not only employ sustainable agricultural practices, but also share their stories with consumers. Tools such as the Agrible Platform, help growers engage with downstream buyers, record the story of their field operations and evaluate the performance of their practices in regard to sustainability.

Brittany Fruh, External Marketing Manager   Graphically illustrating the efforts at Nutrien Ag Solutions to promote sustainable products and practices to farmers led Brittany Fruh down the row to directing those efforts.  Brittany moved from working in school districts to the agricultural industry when she became a graphic designer for Nutrien Ag Solutions/Loveland Products in Loveland, Colorado. She moved up to marketing operations advisor in 2018 and into her current role in early 2019.  Brittany’s expertise lies in marketing, design, and communications. She manages creative agencies and is very adept at developing campaigns and brand awareness. Brittany was involved with making the rebranding transition from Crop Production Services to Nutrien Ag Solutions. Besides keeping content current on multiple web pages, Brittany also once maintained all pesticide labels for U.S. and Canadian products and made sure that all labels were compliant with EPA regulations at all times. Everyone involved in farming knows just what a challenge it is to make sense of product labels – Brittany mastered that challenge.  Brittany has been involved with numerous career development groups such as Nutrien’s WIN (Women’s Inclusion Network), YPN (Young Professionals Network) and is a member of Women in Agribusiness. She is also a committee member for the Northern Colorado Make-A-Wish foundation in Loveland, CO.  Brittany holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design and digital media from California Baptist University.

Brittany Fruh, External Marketing Manager

Graphically illustrating the efforts at Nutrien Ag Solutions to promote sustainable products and practices to farmers led Brittany Fruh down the row to directing those efforts.

Brittany moved from working in school districts to the agricultural industry when she became a graphic designer for Nutrien Ag Solutions/Loveland Products in Loveland, Colorado. She moved up to marketing operations advisor in 2018 and into her current role in early 2019.

Brittany’s expertise lies in marketing, design, and communications. She manages creative agencies and is very adept at developing campaigns and brand awareness. Brittany was involved with making the rebranding transition from Crop Production Services to Nutrien Ag Solutions. Besides keeping content current on multiple web pages, Brittany also once maintained all pesticide labels for U.S. and Canadian products and made sure that all labels were compliant with EPA regulations at all times. Everyone involved in farming knows just what a challenge it is to make sense of product labels – Brittany mastered that challenge.

Brittany has been involved with numerous career development groups such as Nutrien’s WIN (Women’s Inclusion Network), YPN (Young Professionals Network) and is a member of Women in Agribusiness. She is also a committee member for the Northern Colorado Make-A-Wish foundation in Loveland, CO.

Brittany holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design and digital media from California Baptist University.

Sky Hoffman, Sustainable Ag Field Specialist   Sky Hoffman knows first-hand that farming practices are sustainable when they not only contribute to improving our environment - but also to improving farm economics.  As a Sustainable Ag Field Specialist, Sky partners with Nutrien Ag Solutions on-farm and retail customers to develop data collection systems and practices that work well in their operations. Sky helps growers and retailers integrate premiere software to track, quantify and document essential field-level information in a secure system. Growers can then create industry-approved sustainability metrics in a program tailored their specific operations.  Sky worked in sales for Agri-Producers and CHS before taking his agronomy degree back to the field, where he was a partner in Hoffman and Riley Farms. While on the farm, Sky moved the operations into no-till and precision irrigation. He also used soil sampling and analysis to make nutrient recommendations and changed crop rotations to increase profitability.  With experience in farming, strong agronomic training and a passion for sustainability, Sky is just the asset many farmers need to lift their stewardship efforts and profit margins.  Sky holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy from Kansas State University.

Sky Hoffman, Sustainable Ag Field Specialist

Sky Hoffman knows first-hand that farming practices are sustainable when they not only contribute to improving our environment - but also to improving farm economics.

As a Sustainable Ag Field Specialist, Sky partners with Nutrien Ag Solutions on-farm and retail customers to develop data collection systems and practices that work well in their operations. Sky helps growers and retailers integrate premiere software to track, quantify and document essential field-level information in a secure system. Growers can then create industry-approved sustainability metrics in a program tailored their specific operations.

Sky worked in sales for Agri-Producers and CHS before taking his agronomy degree back to the field, where he was a partner in Hoffman and Riley Farms. While on the farm, Sky moved the operations into no-till and precision irrigation. He also used soil sampling and analysis to make nutrient recommendations and changed crop rotations to increase profitability.

With experience in farming, strong agronomic training and a passion for sustainability, Sky is just the asset many farmers need to lift their stewardship efforts and profit margins.

Sky holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy from Kansas State University.