Katie Brandt

Michigan State University is represented by Katie Brandt (she/her). 

Katie Brandt teaches the MSU Organic Farmer Training Program, a mix of field and classroom activities where new farmers build skills through hands-on farm activities, field trips to 20+ farms, interactive online learning and writing a farm business plan. Katie’s two decades as a farmworker and farmer inform her every day as she helps aspiring and beginning farmers to make their farm dreams a reality. She also leads the Michigan Sustainable Farm Mentors, created the Map of Michigan Beginning Farmer Resources and helps to promote SARE grants & resources.



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Michigan State University is a participating Navigator organization in Protecting the Great Lakes Through a Farm Navigator Network project.