A first generation revivalist farmer living on an 80-acre shared land use cooperative raising heritage pork, pastured poultry, and naturally grown vegetables, looking to rotational graze Bison to help restore the Great Plains soils. We’re working toward being a demonstration farm with many sustainable and regenerative food security initiatives, renewable energy and educational workshops. I serve as Assistant Farm Manager, Secretary of our non-profit 501(c)(3) and orchardist. I hold a Baccalaureate in Soil & Crop Science from Colorado State University, studied agriculture abroad in New Zealand, have two advanced Permaculture Certificates, a plethora of other Certificates ranging from social justice, suicide prevention to healthy sustainable homes and have completed four service trips abroad to poverty-stricken areas while remaining active in City Hall.
During college I was honored to serve as Director of Environmental Affairs for student government, completed an internship at an organic ranch and was active in the ag clubs. Growing up, I spent summers in Iowa on our family farm seeing conventional agriculture 1st hand. Gaining my Eagle Scout award got me into nature and stewardship so community involvement has always been prevalent. This helped when building two massive Community Gardens. One at my high school and one where I received my Associates degree from. I’ve travel globally and see our world changing and am aware of the issues involved. Agriculture done right and policy behind it is key as an integral solution. I’m looking forward to networking further and owning a farm of my own one day.