Kay Mercer is President of KMI, an agricultural water consulting firm. KMI is committed to preserving agricultural viability, improving food systems, and promoting environmental stewardship.

Kay has 23 years experience working in agricultural production with major emphasis on water quality and pest management. She has expertise with sales, marketing and product development throughout California and the Texas/Oklahoma area. She has worked on water regulatory and compliance issues for over 16 years. This included  RCRA cleanups for an environmental analytical laboratory and a groundwater consulting firm in the Houston area. For the past 13 years, she has been involved with the California Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP). Also, she has worked with ranchers on water quality grazing practices on Central Coast.

Today, Kay participates in development of statewide and Central Coast policy agricultural water regulations on behalf of her clients and collaborates with diverse team members on finessing management practices to reduce agriculture impacts to the environment. 

Additionally, Kay is launching a personal project called “Traces of the Past”. Stayed tuned for as this project unfolds! Traces of the Past will:

  • Honor our Ethnic Roots
  • Celebrate Agricultural Abundance
  • Showcase our Rural Communitie

Note: Kay earned a B.S. degree in Agronomy (with a specialty in Range Management) and an M.S. degree in Agronomy (with a specialty in Weed Science) from Oklahoma State University.