Greg VanNostrand is a native Iowan, and graduated from Eagle Grove high school in 2003. He completed a B.S. degree in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University in 2009; coursework was focused on insect pest management in agriculture. In 2010, Greg began working as a lab and field research technician for Dr. Erin Hodgson. Greg is now responsible for implementing and managing research projects involving pest management in corn and soybean production.