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Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management Specialist
NRCS Partner Biologist
Alina (Harris) Cypher - Xerces Society

As part of the Xerces team, Alina works collaboratively with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and with the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Cooperative Extension. She serves as a liaison between farmers and these organizations by providing technical and financial assistance in Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management (IPPM). Alina is a NH native with a bachelor’s in sustainable agriculture and food production systems (diversified farm management) and a master's in agricultural sciences (insectary plants that promote biological control of pests) from UNH. She brings over a decade of agricultural experience, including co-managing a diversified farm in NH, teaching as a Farm Coach, and serving as the Sustainable Agriculture Specialist at the University of Hawaii. She loves traveling and outdoor activities.