Michael O’Donnell is the Organic and Diversified Agriculture Extension Educator for Purdue Extension. In this role, Michael coordinates an extension and collaborative research program to address challenges and opportunities in the Indiana organic sector, with an emphasis on supporting grain farmers transitioning acreage into organic production. He works closely with Indiana grain farmers transitioning acreage into organic grain production, and offers educational programs on organic field crop/grain production for farmers and other agricultural professionals. He is passionate about the application of regenerative agriculture principles in all types of farming systems. Originally from West Lafayette, IN, he earned B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Michael is based out of the Purdue Extension-Delaware County office in Muncie, IN where he previously served as the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator.