Midwest Program Associate

Courtney brings over 20 years of experience as an organic farmer, community organizer, educator, researcher and collaborator. She played a pivotal role in founding and managing the Cornercopia Student Organic Farm at the University of Minnesota. While at the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, Courtney provided support to community gardeners, school gardens and growers across the region. She also co-created the MN SEED Project to help connect people to free, locally adapted, native seeds. Throughout her career Courtney has actively engaged with interns, volunteers and youth programs, dedicated to imparting knowledge about farming and the environmental stewardship to the next generation. She is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota with degrees in Environmental Horticulture (B.S.) and Agriculture Education (M.Ed). Courtney is based in St. Paul, MN and joined WFA in 2024.

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