Greg Padget

Next Generation Director

Greg PadgetIn 2016, Greg joined Practical Farmers of Iowa as the Beginning Farmer Manager. 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 volunteers on the boards of Eat Greater Des Moines and Urban Ambassadors. He strives to ensure local food is produced and available to many. Greg continues to build on his passion for gardening and growing local food through teaching seed saving workshops, raising heritage chickens and heirloom vegetables on his acreage outside of Minburn.


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