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Member - Lori L. Burma - Resource Assistance


Midwest Area (MWA)



National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment

Agroecosystems Management Research Unit

2110 University Blvd., 2167 NSRIC

Ames, IA 50011-3120

Telephone: (515) 294-5993



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Lori Burma is a secretary/OA at the National Laboratory for Agriculture & the Environmental (NLAE) in Ames, Iowa.  Lori is the secretary to the Research Leader for the Agroecosystems Management Research Unit and serves a unit of approximately 40 employees.


Lori received an Associate Degree in Legal Secretary from Des Moines Area Community College and worked in the private sector as a legal secretary for approximately 25 years before joining ARS in 2007.


Lori has actively served on the MWACOP since 2012 in the capacity of recorder, Jr. Co-chair, and is currently the Sr. Co-chair.  Lori has been a mentor for new secretaries in the MWA and served on the planning committee for the MWA workshop for office professionals held in Peoria, Illinois, July 28-30, 2014.  In 2012 Lori was nominated for and received the NLAE employee of the year award.


Lori loves spending time with her family and husband (Jeff) of 32 years.  Lori and Jeff have three children:  Jared (Trish), Haylee (John), and Cade.  Lori enjoys reading, being outdoors, shopping, and attending her son Cade's activities.