J.R. Patterson

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J.R. Patterson has firsthand experience working in agriculture, alcohol production, and the oil-and-gas industry. His formal education in environmental science provides a basis for his observations as a travel writer. He is currently researching Central Asia for a book-length project. James has traveled to 50 countries and lived in North America and Europe.

• Received a bachelor’s degree in environmental science
• Has a private pilot's license
• 10+ years of experience working in the beef and grain agriculture industry

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