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Greg PadgetNext Generation Director, Practical Farmers of Iowa
Greg is currently the Next Generation Director for Practical Farmers of Iowa. He oversees the Next Generations programming ensuring resources, events and learning opportunities are available for beginning farmers and farmers looking to transition their farm and land. He and his team coordinate programming and events to support these beginning and transitioning farmers.
A native of Eastern Iowa where he was raised on his family farm. After graduating in agriculture business from Kirkwood Community College and obtaining his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Mt. Mercy College, he moved to Des Moines to pursue his love for agriculture. Working at places such as Living History Farms and Whole Foods Market gave him a diverse background in many aspects of farming and marketing food. Greg continues to build on his passion for farming and growing local food with his husband and three sons on their farm in Newton, Iowa.