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July 2019
Rising Professional: PSS Summer Intern
Meet Grace McKeon, Plisko Sustainable Solutions, LLC's new summer intern. Born and raised in Easton, a small farm town in Connecticut, Grace currently resides in Newark, Delaware. Grace is a rising junior at the University of Delaware pursuing Environmental Studies (major) and Political Science (minor). Grace also works at the University of Delaware’s call center. Grace is passionate about the policies that go into protecting the environment and has an overall interest in the wellbeing of our planet! We are so glad to have her on board this summer!
Organic Farms Per State
There were more than 14,000 certified organic farms in the United States in 2016. This represents a 56% increase over five years from 2011, the earliest comparable year ( National Agricultural Statistics Service )

Vermont leads the country with the highest number of organic-certified farms per 100,000 residents. The state had 556 organic-certified farms in 2016, or 89 per 100,000 residents, making it the country’s runaway winner when comparing each state’s number of organic farms with its 2016 population ( Farmers Dozen) .

In terms of the sheer number of organic-certified farms, California is No. 1. According to USDA, the Golden State had 2,713 organic farms in 2016, or 6.9 per 100,000 residents ( On the Rise ) .

U.S. farms and ranches sold nearly $7.6 billion in certified organic goods in 2016, more than double the $3.5 billion in sales in 2011.
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What's Your Science IQ?
Test your knowledge of science facts and applications of scientific principles by taking the Pew Foundation 11-question quiz. When you finish, you will be able to compare your scores with the average American and compare responses across demographic groups.
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About Plisko Sustainable Solutions
Joan Plisko
Maryland Top 100 Women, 2019
Joan Plisko, PhD, President
Marc Plisko, CIH, Vice President
The mission of Plisko Sustainable Solutions, LLC is to catalyze positive health, environmental, and social change through improved customer performance, economic savings, and enhanced social awareness.