Jeremy Moghtader is formerly the Director of Programs for the Michigan State University Student Organic Farm, where he also served for 10 years as Farm Manager overseeing the farms 15 acres of production, year-round CSA program, as well as teaching and research partnerships. In his time at MSU he developed and directed the MSU Organic Farmer Training Program and the Farmer Field School creating courses, teaching, and giving talks on organic and ecologically based farming techniques as well as new farm business development and student farms. Jeremy holds a M.S. in Resource Ecology and Management from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, where his research focused on Agro-ecology, and a B.S. in Economics also from the University of Michigan.
Jeremy is a two time nominee for Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) Organic Farmer of the Year and co-author of the widely cited “Organic Agriculture and the Global Food Supply” published in Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. He served on the national Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) founding steering team and was a founding board member of two local food systems non-profits the Agrarian Adventure and the Food System Economic Partnership. Jeremy was also a founding member of the Ann Arbor Farm to School Collaboration and the Tilian Farm Development Center. Whenever he has a chance he loves backpacking on Lake Michigan with his spouse Elissa Trumbull, Director of Double Up Food Bucks Program for the Fair Food Network, and their two wonderful daughters. His favorite vegetable is a freshly harvested Hakuri Salad Turnip.