Annie is originally from Indianola, Iowa where her family owns a commercial vineyard and winery. She started working in the vineyard in 1997 when her family planted their first grapes, and also loves introducing customers to Midwest wines. She continued to work in viticulture as a graduate student at Penn State University, studying how perennial cover crops can be used to manage excess vine vigor. Most recently, she worked for Penn State Extension and led a national outreach program on integrated weed management. She is delighted to be returning to the Midwest horticulture industry!