Seth Johnson (he/him), Owner of Morningstar Farm
As a long time advocate for the local foods movement here in VT, and a contributor of organic grains to GMFTS for over 10 years now, I was really excited to accept the invitation to join the board in the spring of 2023. GMFTS has not only played a key role in the success of our farm over the years, but has opened countless avenues and possibilities for other local farmers to get their products into the hands of area schools and businesses.
I did my internship at Butterworks Farm in Westfield, VT during the summer of 2001, where I started to develop a real appreciation for local organic grain production and marketing. I then graduated from Andrews University in Michigan with a Bachelors of Technology in Field Crop Production in 2003. After graduating, I worked with Jack and Anne at Butterworks for an additional 4 years, where I learned first hand the hard work and dedication that goes into not only nurturing the land, but also nurturing and educating the consumer about how good food is produced and shared with our community.
My wife Jeannette and I have 4 kids ages 6-14, which are very active on the farm, helping more and more each year. And on our farm (like most we know!) there’s not a lot of free time during the growing season, but when we do get a chance our family loves to go hiking and mountain biking on local trails, and in the winter we enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
I’m really excited to see what the future brings for GMFTS, and look forward to helping in whatever way I can to guide the future success and direction of this great organization!