Markus graduated from Montana State University with a BS in Agriculture Education and Biology in 1998. He spent six years as an instructor of Agriculture Science. In 2000, Markus returned to his hometown of Kalispell where he continued teaching prior to starting his consulting business. Today, Markus works with large and small farmers, ranchers and landowners in Western Montana as an Agri-Coach and Certified Crop Advisor. He currently serves on the Rocky Mountain Regional CCA Board and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station State Advisory Council. Markus leads the Agri-Trend Knowledge Team which is responsible for the mentorship and training of new coaches, in addition to speaking as an advocate for Agri-Trend and sound agronomic practices around the country. Markus has a passion for education, continually striving to bridge the gap between academia, ag research and ag production. He makes the complex simple and assists growers understand the science of our agricultural system and how to deploy that knowledge to make better decisions.