Why did you decide to come to work at CROPP?
I had the opportunity to grow up with CROPP Cooperative and really see the impact it has had over the years on the local community. After leaving to attend college and grad school at UW-Madison, and searching the job market, I decided that the mission-driven cooperative was the only place for me. CROPP is truly a unique organization that supports families – from farmers to employees.
How long have you been with CROPP?
Officially since June of 2012, though I've done internships on and off since 2003.
Why do you like working at CROPP?
There are several reasons, including the people, the culture and the scenic location, but I especially enjoy working with farmers and with others who are passionate about farming sustainably.
What has been the best experience or day you've had at CROPP thus far?
Participating in and coordinating the Gen-O Tour 2012.
What's your favorite perk/benefit?
The all-organic café. Chef Alex is great
What's your favorite Organic Valley or Organic Prairie product?
That's a tough one. I love cooking with the European pasture butter, but the Vanilla Yogurt Smoothie is great too.
Describe your typical workday at CROPP:
I work 8:30-5:00 with some flexibility in hours on a team of five that is part of the larger marketing team. On a typical day, I take in farmer requests for event support, connect farmers with various marketing events around the country, and assist with any other farmer-related marketing projects that are on-going (packaging, ads, etc).
Describe your commute:Beautiful. I take the back roads from Cashton to La Farge. It's about a 25 minute drive.
What other types of jobs have you held?
Agronomy research assistant, ISSRM Conference Coordinator, farmer.
What are your other interests or hobbies?
Running, biking, hiking, cooking, knitting, painting, travelling, gardening, ultimate Frisbee, softball, volleyball, piano, music, trying new things!