Todd works with ag retail agronomists to encourage them to promote practices that build soil health and reduce nutrient losses. The Nature Conservancy is the worlds largest conservation organization with more than 4000 employees worldwide. Todd earned degrees in Biology from St. Olaf College and his M.S., and Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He joined the faculty at Nebraska in 1990 and worked on some of the early applications of precision agriculture tools including yield mapping, remote sensing, spatial characterization of soils and VR fertilizer applications. He led the development of precision farming applications for Pioneer Hi-Bred (later DuPont Pioneer) and Land O’ Lakes. Todd lives with his wife and tandem stoker, Cindy in Urbandale IA.