Nutrients for Life Foundation Selects Tracy Baxter as Regional Representative in Florida
TAMPA, Florida (August 1, 2019) – The Nutrients for Life Foundation announced the selection of Tracy Baxter as regional representative in Florida. Baxter works with educators and students to promote holistic education on the importance of soil nutrients to feed the world’s growing population. She believes it is essential to educate the next generation on science literacy and sustainability. Baxter’s role involves creating and presenting professional development workshops, educating students, forming and maintaining teacher and industry relationships, as well as distributing Nutrient for Life resources.
“Florida plays a critical and unique role in not only the U.S. fertilizer industry, but the entire food production system,” said Foundation Executive Director Harriet Wegmeyer. “Tracy comes to us with a background in education and agriculture that makes her perfectly suited to work with educators and communities teaching the value of sustainable fertilizer use.”
Prior to her role at Nutrients for Life, Baxter worked as a middle and high school science teacher, where she was also a member of the Hardee County School Board. By Governor appointment, she later severed on the South West Water Management District.
Baxter was raised on her family’s citrus farm named Green Acres Hills near Wauchula. Education has always been in Baxter’s blood with a father who was the Superintendent of Schools, and a mother who was a teacher and a director of the Migrant Child Program.
“My life has always had a 50/50 balance of agriculture and education,” said Baxter. “When the opportunity to be part of the Nutrients for Life team was presented to me, I immediately knew that combining the two things I am most passionate about would be the perfect job for me.”
Tracy and her husband John have been married for more than 30 years and have two adult children. John’s position as the Florida Division Manager with Helena Agri Enterprises has given Tracy a unique perspective into the Florida fertilizer and chemical industry.
With successful regional representatives based in California, Ohio, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Louisiana and Washington, Baxter joins the team so the foundation continues to have “on-the-ground” representation in Florida.
About Nutrients for Life
The Nutrients for Life Foundation spearheads the mission o educate students and the public about critical soil nutrients in our growing world. Since formation in 2004, the Foundation has reached over 30 million people with resources such as “Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century,” the Smithsonian approved STEM curriculum. Nutrients for Life’s partnership with Discovery Education has added a new dimension of innovative, interactive digital resources for the modern classroom. The Nutrients for Life Foundation is a tax-exempt status organization described in Section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information visit nutrientsforlife.org.