Greg Padget

Next Generation Director

Greg Padget

Greg joined Practical Farmers of Iowa in 2016. He oversees the Next Generations programming ensuring resources, events and learning opportunities are available for beginning farmers and farmers looking to transition their farm and land. He manages the Savings Incentive Program and helps plan many events and workshops across the state each years.

A native of Eastern Iowa where he was raised on his family farm. After graduating in agriculture business from Kirkwood Community College and obtaining his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Mt. Mercy College, he moved to Des Moines to pursue his love for agriculture. Working at places such as Living History Farms and Whole Foods Market gave him a diverse background in many aspects of farming and marketing food. Greg continues to build on his passion for gardening and growing local food with his family on their farm in Newton, Iowa.


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