Geoffrey Koch, Sustainability Manager

geoff@nextgenfoods.com

The best advice I’ve ever received was… Pause when you’re irritated or doubtful.

Nothing motivates me like… My desire to provide value to and be of service to the community.

I’m good at my job because of… My flexibility, attention to detail and efficiency.

On weekends I love to… Camp, hike, fish, and explore the outdoor space in Northern California.

People may not know… Although my parents weren’t farmers, I came to be interested in where food came from through my previous career in the food service industry. This is what drove me to study agriculture, and I couldn’t be happier with that decision.

My favorite Next Generation Foods product is…All of them! But I love our brown jasmine rice and polenta especially.

Education: BS in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, UC Davis; PhD Student, Soils & Biogeochemistry, UC Davis