Sheri Spiegal

Sheri is a Rangeland Management Specialist with the USDA Agricultural Service at the Jornada Experimental Range in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She investigates strategies for transitions to sustainable agricultural systems with a current focus on circular economies, recycling manure in “manuresheds”, cattle ranching with local heritage genetics and precision ranching technologies, and building adaptive value chains from desert pasture to dinner plate. Sheri also leads a multidisciplinary effort to develop and widely apply indicators of sustainability and resilience on farms and ranches with the Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network, so tradeoffs of any agricultural management strategy can be understood.