Anna Pesek

20230920 AnnaPesekDigital Content Coordinator


Anna Pesek (Hankins) joined the PFI staff as the digital content coordinator in June 2024. In this role, she handles social media and email newsletter content for the organization. Previously, Anna served PFI as a farmer-at-large representative on the board of directors, and as a member of PFI’s Livestock Education Committee.

Anna Pesek and her wife, Shae, raise seasonal cut flowers, chickens, ducks, turkeys and farrow-to-finish Berkshire pigs at Over the Moon Farm, located in Delaware County, Iowa. They have been farming since 2019, marketing through a CSA and their online farm store, as well as developing wholesale clients for their products.

Anna has a background in sustainable agriculture, earning her bachelor’s degree from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2016.

For the last decade, Anna has been involved in communications and community organizing work through the Student/Farmworker Alliance via the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the National Family Farm Coalition and local food procurement work in various institutions. Currently, Anna is pursuing her Master of Business Administration with a focus on entrepreneurship and marketing at the University of Northern Iowa.

Outside of her role with PFI, Anna is passionate about connecting with other young and beginning farmers through her involvement with the Eastern Iowa Young Farmers Coalition and as a humane farming Mentor through Food Animal Concerns Trust. Her passions include raising pastured turkeys, brainstorming ways to see more livestock on the land, storytelling via social media and indulging in a good haul from the local library. Anna’s most important title is Mom to her sweet son Callum.