Contact Us

Mailing Address: PO Box 339  |  Spring Valley, Wis. 54767

Phone: 715-778-5775  |  Fax: 715-778-5773

General Inquiries: info@mosesorganic.org

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Our Staff

John Mesko, Executive Director
john@mosesorganic.org

John has seen all sides of agriculture, from biotech research and fertilizer sales to sustainable, organic production to nonprofit-based farmer training and advocacy. This diverse background gives him a unique perspective to connect with all types of farmers, and to see agriculture issues and solutions broadly. John and his wife, Lisa, are parents to two daughters and reside in the Twin Cities.
Read more about John.

AudreyAudrey Alwell, Communications Director
audrey@mosesorganic.org

Audrey draws from years of experience in writing, design, and public relations to help MOSES communicate with farmers, organic supporters, and the media. She and her husband live on a small farm near Spring Valley where they raise chickens, keep bees, and tend a large garden.

SarahSarah Broadfoot, Registration Coordinator
sarahb@mosesorganic.org

Sarah manages event registration and the MOSES database. She has a degree in horticulture and owns a small landscape maintenance and design company in Minneapolis. Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, and growing, cooking and eating delicious foods.

Sophia Cleveland, Development Assistant
sophia@mosesorganic.org

Sophia coordinates grants and fundraising at MOSES. Before joining the MOSES team, Sophia worked with the local, organic farming community for over 9 years. She, her husband, and daughter live just outside of Menomonie, Wis., where they enjoy vegetable and flower gardening.

Stephanie Coffman, Presentation Coordinator
stephanie@mosesorganic.org

Stephanie and her husband raise grass-finished beef and farm with her parents and brother just outside of El Paso, Wis. Her other interests include photography, music, and traveling with her family.

Lisa Kivirist, In Her Boots Coordinator
lisa@mosesorganic.org

Lisa founded and leads the MOSES In Her Boots project, providing resources and connections for women farmers. She is the author of Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers, and co-author of Homemade for Sale, Farmstead Chef, ECOpreneuring and Rural Renaissance with her husband, John Ivanko.

Lauren Langworthy, Program Director
lauren@mosesorganic.org

Lauren and her husband own 153 acres in Wheeler, Wis. Their diversified family farm includes market gardens, rotationally grazed sheep and beef, high tunnels, berries, hay, cover crops, and wooded areas. When she isn’t in the office or in the fields, Lauren is a visual artist, fiber freak, and nature enthusiast.

Matt Leavitt, Organic Specialist
matt@mosesorganic.com

Matt is a passionate supporter of organic agriculture and holds a master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Minnesota. He worked 8 years as an organic agronomist with Albert Lea Seed, aiding farmers, both big & small, all across the Upper Midwest. He lives with his wife and daughter in South Minneapolis.

Tom Manley, Account Service Coordinator
thomas@mosesorganic.org

Tom and his wife own a 40 -acre homestead farm near Spring Valley, Wis. They are working to develop a permanent, woody perennial-based system with alley cropping and grazing. He hopes to someday earn the title of “Gentleman Farmer.” He enjoys running, winemaking, and woodworking.

Jennifer Nelson, Organic Specialist
jennifermosesorganic.org

Jennifer has been supporting organic farmers and teaching since 2005. She and her husband co-own their family flower farm in Plum City, Wis. She loves a bright, beautiful sunflower, being outside with her young son, and growing, cooking and eating good food.

Stacy Shealey, Office Assistant
stacy@mosesorganic.org

Stacy and her son moved back to Spring Valley after 16 years in Atlanta. She has worked in a variety of roles at small businesses, and will be attending Chippewa Valley Technical College for nursing. Motivated by serving others and spending time with her family, Stacy can usually be found cooking in the kitchen, rock hounding, or thrifting.

 

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