About the Forever Green Partnership
We work to develop crops and markets that will increase Continuous Living Cover — for healthy soils, clean water, and a more resilient and equitable agricultural economy.
The Forever Green Partnership has organized two major collaborative projects that engage public, private, and advocacy sectors to add value to the extensive research and development and commercialization work being done on Continuous Living Cover crops.
The Steering Council brings thought and action leaders in public, private, and advocacy sectors together to resource, build and evaluate scalable Continuous Living Cover systems that will enhance economic, environmental and social aspects of agriculture. Members include:
Ryan Anderson, Founder & Principal, Solving for Pattern
Whitney Clark, Executive Director, Friends of the Mississippi River
Trevor Russell*, Water Program Director, Friends of the Mississippi River
Naima Dhore, Owner, Naima's Farm and Founder, Somali-American Farmers Association
Sam Grant, Executive Director, MN350 and Rainbow Research
Gabe Gusmini, President & CEO, The Plant Pathways Company
Eric Jackson, Board Chair, Bionutrient Food Association
Nick Jordan, Professor and Co-founder, Forever Green Initiative, University of Minnesota
Don Wyse, Professor and Co-founder, Forever Green Initiative, University of Minnesota
Stu Lourey, Government Relations Director, Minnesota Farmers Union
Jerry Lynch, Principal, Worthwhile Ventures
Erin Meier, Director, Green Lands Blue Waters
Aaron Reser*, Associate Director, Green Lands Blue Waters
Moses Momanyi, Owner, Dawn 2 Dusk Farm and Founder, Kilimo Minnesota
Steve Morse, Executive Director, Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Thom Peterson, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Margaret Wagner, Section Manager, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Latashia Redhouse, American Indian Foods Program Director, Intertribal Agriculture Council
Anna Wasescha, President, West Central Initiative
The Learning and Experimentation Network brings professionals from a variety of on-the-ground projects together to learn from experience and share what works in efforts to commercialize and expand Continuous Living Cover agriculture.
Equity and inclusion
The Forever Green Partnership is strongly committed to enhancing all aspects of sustainability, including equity and inclusion.
We seek to advance Continuous Living Cover in a way that distributes economic and environmental benefits fairly and provides opportunities to all farmers.
We support collaborative projects that engage public, private, and advocacy sectors with farmers and rural communities in shared efforts to commercialize new forms of Continuous Living Cover with equity and inclusion, while also working to address related challenges such as land access and economic risks assumed by farmers.
Thank you State of Minnesota!
The Forever Green Partnership's collaborative projects are supported by funds provided by the State of Minnesota and in-kind contributions from our partners in the public, private, and advocacy sectors.
The Forever Green Partnership welcomes collaboration! Please contact Don Wyse (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nick Jordan (email@example.com).