Katie Black

Katie Black
Climate Resilience Extension Educator


Katie received her B.A. in both Biology and Environmental Studies from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She 
recently completed her master’s degree in Applied Plant Sciences from the University of Minnesota. Her thesis 
examined strategies for increasing cover crop adoption in Midwestern corn-soy systems. Prior to joining MCAP, she worked for UMN’s Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics as an education assistant focused on crop  research, STEM outreach, and undergraduate education. 

Research Interests

Climate adaptation, cover crops, soil health, decision tools

Selected Publications and Presentations

Black, K.L.; Wells, S.; Johnson, G.A.; Lazarus, W.F.; Kraus, A. Interseeding Wide-Row Corn with Forage Cover Crops: Investigating System Potential for Expanded Economic Opportunities in Corn Production Systems. Agronomy 2023, 13, 307. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy13020307