Mr. Richards has been working for MAI since July 2010 as the Agronomist on the Alyssa Farm in Beltu. He is a graduate of Utah State University with a Degree in Crop Science with an emphasis in Agronomy and minors in Soil Science and Crop Biotechnology. He has been working with Utah Association of Conservation Districts as a Conservation Planner and with Honeyville Grain, Inc. as a Quality Control and Sanitation Manager. Mr. Richards is currently working on a Masters of Science degree in Plant Science. Mr. Richards has been in and out of Africa since 2000.