Mr. Tim Fink

Mr. Tim Fink

Director of Research and Policy SoAR Foundation

Tim Fink is Director of Research and Policy for the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation. In this role he oversees federal relations and science policy. Tim managed and successfully fund-raised for the Science Breakthroughs 2030 project on behalf of SoAR. He also served as project lead in developing a series of Farm Bill Research Policy Recommendations endorsed by 66 organizations. 

Prior to joining SoAR, he was Project Manager for the 25x’25 Alliance where he led collaborations between government agencies, non-profits, academia, and private industry that produced reports on topics such as agricultural adaptation to climate change and rural renewable energy policy. He was also responsible for promoting and tracking developments related to the Farm Bill Energy Title.

Tim has extensive experience in politics, including five political campaigns and as a legislative assistant to the Chair of the House Energy Committee for Iowa’s General Assembly. He has also worked on faith and environmental issues as the first Executive Director of Iowa Interfaith Power & Light and the Faith Program Director for ecoAmerica. A proud native Iowan, he holds a master’s degree from Harvard and a bachelor’s degree Luther College.