MEDINA, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – FARRMS in Medina has a new executive director. The board of directors announced Friday that Sue B. Balcom accepted the position of FARRMS Executive Director beginning Sept. 1.
Balcom replaces Annie Carlson, Mercer, who has decided to spend more time with her family and Morning Joy Farm, which she operates with her husband, John. Carlson and Balcom have been working together for FARRMS since August of 2010.
“I am going to miss Annie and her great ideas immensely,” Balcom said. “But we plan on continuing, with your help, to grow farmers.” Carlson continue to further FARRMS mission and its work by presenting on her many areas of expertise at the various education offerings.
FARRMS has a new podcast network at www.farrmsnews.com and will be hosting a series of 16 webinars beginning Sept. 4. FARRMS Farm Beginnings for new and transitioning farmers begins in October. Information about FARRMS and its programming can be found at www.farrms.org.
Balcom moves from her marketing and outreach position to executive director with a Bachelor of University Studies from Dickinson State; an Associates of Art from Bismarck State College and a graphic arts/newspaper background. She just completed a historical food culture book called Ewiger Saatz. She lives in Mandan with her husband, J.C.
Find FARRMS on the web at www.farrms.org or call 701-486-3569 for more information.
FARRMS is a donor supported nonprofit based in Medina and works with small, diversified farms, sustainable practices, local foods, farm to school and organic farming.
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