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 Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Michi Lopez, Packshed Manager

Michi Lopez (Michi sounds like "Peachy") is the Packshed Manager with Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development. Michi started with Iowa Valley RC&D as an apprentice for the 2018 growing season. Michi has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and recently finished working as the Student Environmental Systems Operator for the University of Iowa Water Plant. She is passionate about food access, educating volunteers & community members about cultivation and harvest activities, and supporting hunger relief.

Contact info: michi@ivrcd.org

Jason Grimm, Production Manager

Jason Grimm is Deputy Director with Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development and is the owner and operator of Grimm Family Farm. After providing a wealth of knowledge to help this project get off the ground, Jason will continue to serve as our Production Manager, coordinating all food production at the farm site. 

Contact info: jason@ivrcd.org

 Photo Credit:  dimnikolov

Jake Kundert, Production Manager

Jake Kundert is Food Systems Director with Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development. Jake has worked on small and medium-sized fruit, vegetable, and livestock farms and on food-related projects in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, the Gambia, and Italy, as well as various direct-to-consumer vegetable farms in Eastern Iowa. He has experience leading specialty crop research, farmers market manager training, and food entrepreneurship development. 

Contact info: jake@ivrcd.org