Carrie Vollmer-Sanders is the Director of Agriculture Engagement Strategy in North America. She leads strategy design for our external partnerships to advance The Nature Conservancy’s Soil Health and Nutrients work. Carrie has extensive experience working with growers and agriculture retailers to advance conservation agriculture by making the sustainability business case. She also leads TNC’s efforts to reduce nutrient loss from agricultural land by working with partners to expand adoption of the 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program in priority geographies throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2014, Carrie received the White House Champion of Change Award for her leadership in developing the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program for Lake Erie.
Prior to joining TNC in 2010, Carrie was the Agricultural Ecology Specialist at Michigan Farm Bureau. She has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education and a master’s degree in agricultural economics, both from Michigan State University. Carrie and her husband, Ryan, live in Angola, Indiana, with their two sons. They own Grains and Greens Inc., a farm that grows corn, beans and wheat.