Matthew Russell

Matthew Russell is resilient agriculture coordinator at Drake University Agricultural Law Center, where he is responsible for projects relating to improving the opportunities in Iowa's agricultural and rural economy. He has worked on issues concerning retail agriculture, land tenure, conservation, climate change, farmer veterans, rural development, state food policy and federal farm policy. In addition to his work at Drake, Matt and his husband Patrick Standley operate Coyote Run Farm, a 110-acre farm in rural Lacona and market fresh produce, eggs and beef at farmers markets and other local outlets. He serves on the Iowa Farm Service Agency State Committee of the USDA.

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