Meet the Board

2020 Iowa Food Cooperative Board Members

  • Susan Ekstrom, (President)
  • Robin Meadows West (VP Consumers/’Recipe Lady’)
  • Eileen Wuebker, Crescentia Farms (VP Producers)
  • Carrie Cook (Treasurer)
  • Brant Kassel (Secretary)
  • Dale Morris
  • Rick Schlutz, Yoke S Ranch
  • Andrew Joseph and Catherine Rihm, Meadow BlazingStar Honey
  • Lisa Bean
  • Katie Niday

Founding Members

We would also like to recognize our founding members for their support to help with our launch back in 2008.

  • Linda and David Gobberdiel, West Des Moines
  • Carolyn and Andy Ross, Ogden
  • Ken and Jeanne Henrichsen, Winterset
  • Gary and Penny Huber, Maxwell
  • Linda Appelgate, Des Moines
  • The Homestead Living and Learning Center, Pleasant Hill
  • Robb Origer and Rachel Bandy, Des Moines
  • Char Kimball, Johnston
  • LaVon and Craig Griffieon, Ankeny
  • Brian and Julie Donaghy, West Des Moines
  • Angie and Kelly Tagtow, Elkhart
  • Rebecca and David Sidney, Runnells
  • CoryAnne Harrigan and Patricia Calkins, Indianola
  • Julie and Chris Nelson, Johnston
  • Aaron and Nichole Heley Lehman, Polk City
  • Beth Henning, Des Moines
  • Tom and Mary Cory, Elkhart
  • Wheatsfield Cooperative, Ames
  • Brandon and Anne Burnett, Norwalk
  • David Couch and Lori Schirmer, West Des Moines
  • Michael Coyne and Peggy Russell, Des Moines

President's Message

I recently represented the IFC at a rally celebrating National Clean Water Day put on by the project Mighty Earth. As I listened to the other speakers I felt such appreciation for all the organizations striving, as I think we do, to help protect our environs and our own health.

Mighty Earth is currently working to get Tyson Foods to buy animals to process from farmers who use sustainable agriculture practices.

It really will take all of us together to resist the influence of ‘big ag’.

PS I also reminded the gathering that healthy worthwhile food is not cheap!


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