Managing Partner & Agronomist


Ron was raised on a working dairy farm in Northern Illinois and has worked in food systems his entire career with a bias toward organic, sustainable and restorative agriculture.  His skill set includes whole systems integrated agriculture, crop production/marketing. Ron has expansive social and business assets in the agriculture communities of the city, farm, university and food industry sectors.

Ron has served as a sustainable agriculture consultant to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, University of Illinois, EPA- Region 5, Death’s Door Spirits, Conservation Design Forum, Conservation Research Institute, SAA Design Group, Inc, Vandewalle and Associates, Alameda County Sheriff’s Dept, City of Milwaukee, and the City of Detroit.