About AURI

Alexandra Diemer

At AURI, Alexandra centers the intersectionality of food sovereignty, regenerative agriculture, and climate resilient solutions when working with clients to add value to their agricultural products. She is a resource and people connector with a focus on developing markets for emerging crops, ecosystem service payments, value-added novel supply chains, and supporting BIPOC, immigrant, historically under-represented, and emerging farmers to access market opportunities in Minnesota’s agricultural economy.

Alexandra grew up on a farm in Heron Lake, MN where a strong connection to land management and stewardship was instilled and fostered from a young age. She holds degrees in Biology (B.A.) and International Development Practice (M.A.) with minors in nutrition and science/technology/energy policy. Her background prior to joining AURI is largely within international development, ecosystem-scale conservation science (based on a blend of scientific inquiry and indigenous knowledge systems), and urban agriculture and agroforestry production, marketing, and extension services. Alexandra has conducted field research, worked on climate adaptation strategies, analyzed forestry value chains, and coordinated community-driven agricultural grant projects in Senegal, Namibia, Peru, India, Nepal, Canada, and the U.S.