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.

Debra BoekholderDebra Boekholder

Alisha BowerAlisha Bower

Sarah CarlsonSarah Carlson

Senior Programs and Member Engagement Director

Steve CarlsonSteve Carlson

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Rebecca ClayRebecca Clay

Field Crops Viability Coordinator

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Field Crops Viability Manager

Stefan GailansStefan Gailans

Senior Research Manager

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Field Crops Education Coordinator

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Livestock Education Coordinator

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Senior Human Resources Coordinator

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Tamsyn Jones Tamsyn Jones

Senior Editor and Magazine Coordinator

Liz KolbeLiz Kolbe

Senior Farmer-Led Education Manager

Sarah Krumm Sarah Krumm

Senior Graphic Design and Photography Coordinator

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Membership and Events Coordinator

Martha McFarland Headshot 04 04 2022Martha McFarland

Farmland Viability Coordinator

Nick OhdeNick Ohde

Marketing and Communications Director

Greg PadgetGreg Padget

Beginning Farmer Viability Manager

Jacqueline Venner Senske Headshot 3.2.2021Jacqueline Venner Senske

Senior Horticulture Education Coordinator

Brad WoodsonBrad Woodson

Habitat Viability Manager

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Sally Worley

Sally Worley

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Grace Yi

Habitat Viability Coordinator

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Senior Marketing and Communications Manager

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Green Iowa AmeriCorps Member