Contact Us

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

Phone: 715-778-5775  |  Toll Free: 888-551-4769  |  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. This diverse background gives him a unique perspective to connect with all types of farmers. John headed the Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) before joining MOSES. He and his wife, Lisa, are recent transplants to the Twin Cities. They also own a farm in Central Minnesota.
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.

HarrietHarriet Behar, Senior Organic Specialist
Office: 608-872-2164
harriet@mosesorganic.org

Harriet’s encyclopedic knowledge of organic comes from 16 years as an organic inspector, 30+ years as an organic grower, and her work with national coalitions. She currently serves on the National Organic Standards Board. She and her husband have a 216-acre certified organic farm where they grow vegetables for wholesale and direct-to-consumer bedding plants.

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.

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.

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.

Hailey Melander, Communications Coordinator
hailey@mosesorganic.org

Hailey lives on an 8-acre hobby farm in Wilson, WI. She graduated from UW-Stout in 2015 with a degree in Professional Communication and Emerging Media. She loves visiting farmers’ markets with her family in the summertime, and keeps a llama and 30 year old Quarter Horse mare as “pasture ornaments.” In her spare time Hailey enjoys reading, running, cooking, and knitting.

Jennifer Nelson, Organic Specialist
jennifer@mosesorganic.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.

Cathy Olyphant, Donation Coordinator
cathy@mosesorganic.org

Cathy has been with MOSES since its early days, wearing a variety of hats along the way. Her years of familiarity with the organization make her a natural at processing all incoming donations, answering the phones and helping behind the scenes. Outside of work she loves birding, photography and life in the woods with her husband.

Jody Padgham, Finance Director
jody@mosesorganic.org

Jody has been with MOSES since 2002. She manages the organization’s finances and grants, and writes for the Organic Broadcaster. Her writing skills appear in several books, including the recently published Fearless Farm Finances, which helps farmers master the financial side of farming. Jody raises poultry and sheep organically on a 60-acre farm near Boyd, Wis.

Bailey Webster, Events Coordinator
bailey@mosesorganic.org

Bailey graduated with a degree in horticulture from the University of Minnesota in 2013. She has been a market farmer for a number of years, and owns an 11-acre organic vegetable farm in Prescott, Wis. She loves reading, knitting, and outdoor adventures.

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