SFA has filled its slate of interns for the 2015-16 winter conference season. All who applied were deserving, and we appreciate the effort that went into all the applications we received. This year’s interns are:
Sarah Lindblom, a beginning farmer producing chemical-free vegetables for her CSA members and farmers markets on rented land near Buffalo, Minn. Sarah learned these skills working on small scale vegetable operations in Chattahoochee Hills, Ga., and Mandan, N.D. This past season, Sarah donated hundreds of pounds of produce to the local food shelf, grew her first cover crop, managed 1-2 acres of diverse vegetables using primarily hand cultivation and organic methods, learned how to preserve food, and started a successful farm business that will continue as a CSA for the 2016 season. She will work primarily with Jerry Ford on Event Coordination.
Justine Spokely, a senior at the University of Minnesota studying Food Systems. She grew up on a farm in the Red River Valley, and in her spare time she enjoys biking and cooking ethnic food. She will work primarily with Jason Walker on Communications.
Alongside Sarah and Justine, current SFA Multimedia Intern Molly Flerlage will also provide communications expertise and help for the winter conferences.
Please introduce yourselves to Sarah, Justine and Molly at our conferences and help them network within the SFA community!