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Stephanie Blumhagen


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Executive Director

As Executive Director, Stephanie provides organizational direction and staff leadership. She builds partnerships, fundraises, and keeps FARRMS growing and thriving. She has over a decade of experience in nonprofit management and grant writing, has master’s degrees in Public Administration and Environmental Studies and is a member of Rural Leadership ND, Class IX. A fourth generation farmer, Stephanie completed Farm Beginnings in 2014 and launched Meadowlark Granary, a home bakery and mill using the wheat grown on her family’s farm near Drake. She lives in Bottineau with her husband Robear and enjoys cooking, making music, and bicycling.

Jake Callander


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Farmer Educator

Jake Callander is the Farmer Educator for FARRMS. Jake has worked as a Sustainable Agriculture Intern throughout the summer of 2022 and completed the Farm Beginnings course in the winter of 2023. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Agricultural Systems Management. Jake started his own farm in 2020 by growing a diversity of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. His farm also focuses on vermicomposting in order to help the community divert organic waste from the landfills, while feeding the farm's fertility needs. In his free time, you can find Jake spending time with his wife and family, digging in the dirt, feeding worms, and working with his plants.

Katie Erickson


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Events & Outreach Specialist VISTA

Katie Erickson is an AmeriCorps VISTA member serving as our Events and Outreach Specialist. She was first introduced to FARRMS in 2018 when she took the Farm Beginnings class. The FARRMS organization and class helped her start her own vegetable farm in 2019. While running her own farm, Katie has become passionate about local foods and sustainable agriculture. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time in nature.

Shelby Hazel


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Marketing Manager

Shelby Hazel is the Marketing Manager for FARRMS. In the summer of 2020, Shelby worked with FARRMS as a Farmers Market Intern with the Minot Farmers Market and has held various marketing positions since then. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with degrees in Entrepreneurship and Theatre Arts. Shelby has always been an advocate for supporting small businesses and enjoys getting to use her creativity through digital marketing. In her free time, she loves to cook, work on her many craft projects, or spend time at the theatre.

Jenna Nieters


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Local Food Educator

Jenna Nieters oversees FARRMS’ summer internship program and farm tours as the Local Food Educator. Jenna first worked as a FARRMS Farmers Market Intern in 2021 with BisMarket Farmers Market and has now returned to facilitate the new Food System Internship! She serves on the volunteer board of directors for BisMarket as a Member-at-Large and the North Dakota Local Food Development Alliance (NDLFDA) as Secretary. She graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2019 with a degree in Communication and minor in Sustainability Studies and is currently pursuing a Masters in Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking the Missouri River, swimming, music, and spending time with her husband and their dog.

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