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Judy Daniels | Advisor -Agronomy

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“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.”   – Wendell Berry

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About Judy Daniels

Dr. Judy Daniels is a Soil Scientist and Geospatial Ecologist.  She has been a professional environmental scientist since 1999, since receiving her degrees in Biology and Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing. 

 

Her areas of expertise are land use change analyses, spatial statistics, and soil regenerative health and sustainability.  She received her Ph.D. in Soil and Crop Science and Soil Biodiversity from Colorado State University in 2016. 

 

She is also a contributing author to 170 customized soil survey manuscripts, that include ecological site descriptions for the Soil Resource Inventory of the National Park Service.  Her work experience includes 12 years as an Environmental Scientist, Project Manager, and Geospatial Ecologist, for both private and government entities.  Her experience also encompasses 15 years of soil and biological field research, data and laboratory analysis, and geospatial analytics.  In addition, she has over 25 years of data analysis and management experience. 

 

She has also combined her technical and scientific skills in analyzing landslides, landscape condition assessments, and environmental reclamation projects.  Her current work and scientific projects include cannabis research and regenerative agriculture.  During the 2019 crop season, she evaluated 23 varieties of cannabis for their nutrient and water use efficiencies across five different locations in Colorado.  In addition, she evaluated the responses of these varieties to different soil types and climate conditions.  Those results are also correlated to each varieties CBD/THC potencies levels and phenotype expressions. 

 

In addition, she is a strong advocate in promoting the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations sustainable agriculture goals for soil education and sustainability.  She also is a participant for the International Research Cooperative on Soil Carbon Sequestration, the Colorado Hemp Advancement & Management Plan (CHAMP) for Research and Development, the National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) Environmental Best Management Practices and Policies White Paper Committee, Chairman of the Board for the Colorado Hemp Processing Cooperative, Scientific Advisor for Hempology Partners, strategic partner with Cannaissance Creatives, and active in the domestic and international Soil Science Societies. 

 

Dr. Judy Daniels is a United States Air Force Veteran and lives in Arvada, Colorado.