Margaret Ball

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Graduate student

B.A. Anthropology, University of Rochester, 2011. Magna Cum Laude.

Research Interests
I study cropping systems from multiple angles, aiming to assist Central NY’s transition toward agriculture that strengthens environmental health, food security, and local economy. I am especially interested in enhancing connections between researchers, extension educators, and innovative farmers in this region. Currently, my research addresses soil quality effects on weed competition and long-term soil quality changes in response to organic management.

Northeast Weed Science Society
Agronomy Society of America
Crop Science Society of America
Soil Science Society of America
Northeast Organic Farming Association of NY
Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming
Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute
Tillers International


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