ABOUT: THE CREW
Since 2011, One Farm has expanded its land in production and volume of food produced each year – which requires more help and more hands. In addition to friends, volunteers and visitors who pop in and out, regular employees maintain the daily planting, harvesting, weeding and more from April through November each year.
Danelle Myer, Owner
Danelle grew up on a soybean, corn and cattle farm near Logan, Iowa, where her family continues to farm today. She studied public relations at the University of Northern Iowa and has worked in marketing, advertising, PR, events and promotion for two decades, primarily in Omaha, Neb. In 2010, she participated in a six-month apprenticeship program through the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California Santa Cruz. In November 2010 she returned home to start One Farm.
Scott Hoffman, PartnerScott grew up on a farm near Emmetsburg, Iowa, where his family of 10 produced their own chickens, milk, vegetables, beef, pork and fruit in addition to growing corn and soybeans. He left high school for the Navy, spending three years on Guam, and later received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University and a master’s in information technology from Bellevue University.
New in 2016, Kristi Hildreth works on the farm along with other part-time jobs after a 30-year career in social work and public health. Kim Thomas, next-door neighbor and Danelle’s high-school classmate, joined the farm in 2016. She and her husband, Scott, own a recycling business, and her son, Justin, worked on the farm for three summers. New in 2017, Ben Tompkins is a Logan-Magnolia high school teacher and resident farm comedian. When he's not teaching or farming, catch him on rerun episodes of Omaha Live.
Work schedules ebb and flow through the year, so we are almost always looking ahead to new crew members. If you or someone you know is interested in working one, two or three days a week on the farm, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Field work responsibilities include anything and everything such as harvesting and washing, seed starting, planting, watering, potato digging, bagging produce, tying up tomatoes, trimming onions and garlic, hoeing, laying irrigation line and more.