Welcome Board members!

What happens when a Lutheran, a lawyer, a lobbyist, a public radio producer and a hog breeder walk into a meeting?

Jane Shey and Jackie Armstrong at a Climate Land Leaders retreat.

They join the Climate Land Leaders Board of Directors.

Welcome to our inaugural Board Members Jackie Armstrong, Kate Moos, Meg Nielsen, Julie Ristau and Jane Shey!

Kate Moos on her Iowa farm

Julie Ristau on the Sharing Our Roots Farm

A woman of faith, Meg Nielsen is owner of Minnesota farmland and a founding member of Climate Land Leaders. She is active in the Lutheran church and community organizations around her Wisconsin home. Jane Shey has worked in a variety of agricultural policy roles, currently with the World Food Program USA. She also stewards farmland in Northern Iowa, where she also can be found fixing fences and painting barns.

Meg Nielsen in a prairie restoration on the Bouska Farm. Four Bouska sisters are Climate Land Leaders.

Also from Northern Iowa, retired lawyer Jackie Armstrong is active in Citizens Climate Lobby and serves as a Soil and Water Conservation District commissioner. (Her other talents include an impressive knowledge base on weed management.) Iowa farmland owner Kate Moos, a newer Climate Land Leader, had a long career in Minnesota as a public radio producer and was a catalyst for the startup Sahan Journal.

Last but not least: A former hog breeder and longtime Minneapolis resident, Julie Ristau was an original and steadfast supporter of Climate Land Leaders when we launched as an Initiative of Sharing Our Roots. She served, along with Meg Nielsen and Carol Bouska, on Climate Land Leaders’ Guidance Committee before we became a separate nonprofit organization this summer..

Jackie, Kate, Meg, Jane and Julie: Thank you in advance for your guidance as Climate Land Leaders expands its impact.

Find out more about the Climate Land Leaders Board of Directors here.