Jeff is from the Ft. Dodge area. He has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and has worked in the field of sustainable agriculture for the past 10 years. Jeff has also worked extensively with farmers and landowners on environmental and policy issues. Jeff is a little nutty, being active with the Iowa Nut Growers Association, Minnesota Hazelnut Foundation, and Upper Midwest Hazelnut Development Initiative (UMHDI). He grows hazelnuts from the family farm in Northern Kossuth County and works for Trees Forever.