The United States Composting Council has announced Jennifer Trent, a program manager at the University of Northern Iowa’s Iowa Waste Reduction Center, as the new president of the board of directors. Trent specializes in food waste reduction, composting and environmental assistance. She has been heavily involved in implementing and coordinating multiple food waste reduction efforts for the Iowa Waste Reduction Center since 2012.
Her involvement with the USCC dates back to 2016. She previously served as the organization’s vice president and will now will oversee and lead the board of directors, work hand-in-hand with the executive director and serve on the council’s executive, finance, nominations and governance and chapter advisory committees.
“I took the compost training course way back in 2016, and it was the best training I’ve ever received. It was then that I knew I wanted to be a part of it!” said Trent. “We need actionable solutions to organic waste rather than landfilling, and recycling it into compost helps the world all around – job growth, diversion of organic wastes, improved soil and water quality, carbon sequestration, erosion control, and greenhouse gas reductions are just a few benefits of the industry. I will work hard to continue the legacy of the USCC.”