Measure to Improve Names Kyle Cosgrove as Director of Agronomy; Nikki Cossio Shares
SALINAS, CA - Considering the integral work that they do, farmers need support. Measure to Improve (MTI) is one organization aiming to provide that support. Furthering its mission, MTI recently named Kyle Cosgrove as the new Director of Agronomy, who brings with him a wealth of experience, commitment to sustainable practices, and passion for supporting growers.
"I am honored to join the MTI team," said Cosgrove in regard to his recent appointment. "I look forward to leveraging my expertise to support growers and play a pivotal role in advancing sustainability in the agriculture industry through MTI's services and its role in A Vibrant Future."
Cosgrove will be the subject-matter expert for farming practices, prioritizing healthy soils and regenerative agriculture within the fresh produce industry. According to a press release, Cosgrove will also lead MTI's participation in A Vibrant Future, a collaborative effort involving the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) and other industry leaders.
As the primary point of contact between the project team and the growers, Cosgrove's role will include supporting and building relationships with 80 West Coast growers, aiding in selecting and implementing climate-smart practices, managing grower inquiries, facilitating training, overseeing data collection, and more.
"We are excited to have Kyle join the MTI team. His background and agronomy experience will be an asset to our team of sustainability experts," said Nikki Cossio, Chief Executive Officer and Founder. "MTI is receiving more and more requests for support related to agronomy as buyer requests continue trickling down to the grower level. Kyle's experience will allow us to expand our on-farm services and better serve our clients. He will also lead the charge on MTI's role in the USDA Climate Smart Commodities grant."
With Cosgrove on the team, MTI is poised to make significant strides in promoting climate-smart practices, fostering collaboration between growers, and building a more sustainable and resilient future for the fresh produce industry.
Congratulations to Kyle Cosgrove!