Director of Policy
Nick is an economist with worldwide experience in water policy, management, and economics. He serves as the Director of Policy for the University of Nebraska’s Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute and as a Professor of Agricultural Economics. Nick leads a variety of programs and projects at the intersection of entrepreneurship, policy, and technology. These include supporting irrigation entrepreneurs in the US, Sub-Saharan Africa, and elsewhere; collaborating with multiple agtech incubator programs; corporate strategy and ESG consulting; and research on water risk and the value of water in agriculture. Nick is fortunate to work with and mentor a strong community of students and young professionals launching into water- and agriculture-focused careers.