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.

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Megan Bark
Senior Cost-Share Administrative Coordinator

Debra BoekholderDebra Boekholder
Membership and Office Assistant

Alisha BowerAlisha Bower

Senior Operations Director
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Kasey Bunce

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Rachel Burke

Beginning Farmer Engagement Coordinator

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Latino Engagement Coordinator

Sarah CarlsonSarah Carlson

Senior Programs and Member Engagement Director

Steve CarlsonSteve Carlson

Membership and Office Manager

Margaret Chamas Headshot 10 17 2022 small1Margaret Chamas

Livestock Viability Manager

Rebecca ClayRebecca Clay

Senior Field Crops Viability Coordinator

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Rachel Deutmeyer

Senior Video Coordinator

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Field Crops Viability Manager

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Field Crops Viability Coordinator

Katie Flinn HeadshotKatie Flinn

Cost-Share Administrative Assistant

Stefan GailansStefan Gailans

Senior Research Manager

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Senior Field Crops Education Coordinator

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Field Crops Viability Coordinator

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Senior Livestock Education Coordinator

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Senior Human Resources Coordinator

Tamsyn Jones Tamsyn Jones

Senior Editor and Magazine Coordinator

Kayla Koether Headshot 03.03.2022 02Kayla Koether

Senior Farm Viability Manager

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

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Senior Research Coordinator

Martha McFarland Headshot 04 04 2022Martha McFarland

Farmland Viability Coordinator

Vanya North Headshot 08 01 2022Vanya North

Habitat Education Coordinator

Nick OhdeNick Ohde

Marketing and Communications Director

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Field Crops Education Coordinator

Mike Roelf Headshot 03.03.2022 01Michael Roelf

Information Systems Manager

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Chastity SchonhorstChastity Schonhorst

Jacqueline Venner Senske Headshot 3.2.2021Jacqueline Venner Senske

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Media Relations Coordinator

Brad Woodson Headshot 02 06 2023Brad Woodson

Habitat Viability Manager

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Senior Digital Marketing Coordinator

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Grace Yi

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Digital Content Coordinator

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Senior Marketing and Communications Manager

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Green Iowa AmeriCorps Member