Dr. Tonya Haigh
Project Manager Rural Sociologist

About Tonya

Dr. Tonya Haigh is a Rural Sociology Research Specialist with the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Tonya’s research focuses on the adaptive capacity of agricultural producers and others to cope with drought. She has worked with ranchers, advisors, and researchers to develop the Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch website and has provided social science expertise to the development of climate decision support tools for Corn Belt producers and specialty crop growers.




  • PhD – Natural Resource Sciences (Human Dimensions), 2019
  • M.S. in 1998 in rural sociology from South Dakota State University
  • B.S. in 1992 in human and physical ecology from Hamline University

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