-Day 1-

Leslie Michel

Soil scientist
Washington State Soil Health Program
Washington State Department of Agriculture 

Leslie has a BS in Soil Resource Management from Oregon State University. She has worked on farms throughout Oregon and Washington working with a wide variety of crops, including a couple of those years working with irrigation and focused on improving water efficiency. Leslie interned at the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District in Oregon and volunteered with the NRCS.  (source: http://033c467.netsolhost.com/staff)