Measure to Improve hires director of agronomy
Measure to Improve, a leading sustainability consulting firm for the fresh produce industry, has hired Kyle Cosgrove as its director of agronomy. With a wealth of experience in agronomy, commitment to sustainable practices and passion for supporting growers, Cosgrove will play a pivotal role in advancing MTI's on-farm services and support.
At MTI, Cosgrove will be the subject matter expert for farming practices, prioritizing healthy soils and regenerative agriculture within the fresh produce industry. This role is particularly significant as he will lead MTI's participation in A Vibrant Future, a collaborative effort involving the International Fresh Produce Association and other industry leaders funded through a USDA Climate Smart Commodities grant. A Vibrant Future aims to develop a comprehensive system to trace climate-smart outcomes and create demand and a marketplace for climate-smart produce.
"We are excited to have Kyle join the MTI team. His background and agronomy experience will be an asset to our team of sustainability experts," said Nikki Cossio, CEO and founder of MTI. "MTI is receiving more and more requests for support related to agronomy as buyer requests continue trickling down to the grower level. Kyle's experience will allow us to expand our on-farm services and better serve our clients. He will also lead the charge on MTI's role in the USDA Climate Smart Commodities grant."
As the primary point of contact between the project team and the growers, Cosgrove's role will include supporting and building relationships with 80 West Coast growers, aiding in selecting and implementing climate-smart practices, managing grower inquiries, facilitating training and overseeing data collection.
"I am honored to join the MTI team," said Cosgrove. "I look forward to leveraging my expertise to support growers and play a pivotal role in advancing sustainability in the agriculture industry through MTI's services and its role in A Vibrant Future. "