Meet our dedicated and hard-working staff.

Our staff includes a diverse group of individuals from a range of ag and non-ag backgrounds. Each staff member offers a unique set of talents that complements Practical Farmers’ goals and helps the organization flourish. Our hard-working staff choose to work with us because they believe in Practical Farmers’ mission, care about the success and aspirations of our members, and share in our vision for a future where diverse farms, thriving communities and robust ecosystems support a sustainable working landscape.

Erica Andorf

Debra Boekholder

Membership and Event Assistant
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Alisha Bower

Midwest Cover Crop Associate
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Sarah Carlson

Midwest Cover Crop Director
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Steve Carlson

Beginning Farmer and Program Associate
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Henry Corbin

Meghan Filbert

Livestock Coordinator
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Stefan Gailans

Research and Field Crops Director
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Laura Frescoln

Suzi Howk

Finance and Benefits Manager
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Liz Kolbe

Horticulture Coordinator
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Nick Ohde

Research and Media Coordinator
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Tamsyn Jones

Outreach and Publications Coordinator
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Teresa Opheim

Senior Fellow, Farm Transfer
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Greg Padget

Beginning Farmer Manager
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Sally Worley