Payge has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan, where she also studied sustainable food systems, gender, and public health. She is a first generation, young, and queer farmer and facilitator from southeast Michigan. She created an urban farm last year for a nonprofit and led education programs for K-10 students, which fueled her passion for liberating our food. Payge is the Michigan Organizer for the National Young Farmers Coalition, where she uplifts farmers’ work and voices into policy conversations, while facilitating community building between farmers across the Midwest.
West Michigan Farmers of Color Land Fund is a participating Navigator organization in Protecting the Great Lakes Through a Farm Navigator Network project.