Steph Herbstritt is an agricultural engineer by training with a focus on regenerative agriculture. She helps run her family's small farm in Pennsylvania, which hosts Belted Galloway cattle, Katahdin sheep, dwarf goats, chickens, various tree products, and produce. Before joining Cornell, Steph conducted agricultural research and extension at Penn State, helped with stream restoration projects at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, worked as a hydrologist for the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, and was an environmental consultant. She holds advanced degrees from the colleges of agricultural sciences and engineering at Penn State and the University of Illinois. Steph's favorite season fluctuates between cider season and maple syrup season. In her free time, you will find her with her family; planting buffers, cooking, mushroom hunting, fishing, or implementing new projects at her home farm.