Our Board

Elizabeth NYman

Board Director

Elizabeth Nyman, also called Liz, was born and raised in central Illinois just outside of St Louis. While she left rural life to ultimately go after a tech career, she was pulled back by the challenge of bringing jobs and people to farm country. Working as a data engineer pays her bills. Finding tech solutions and economic opportunities for the rural economy fuels her after hours. She started Farmfront with the hopes of bringing jobs and people to farming. She would like to talk to you about beer and knitting while making you a food and farming advocate.

Meagan Bryant

Board Member

Meagan Bryant is a native of Virginia but went out west to California to pursue her degree in Intercultural Communications at Pepperdine University. After college she began working for a non-profit dedicated to veterans and first responders in California before ultimately getting involved in the tech industry and relocating to St. Louis, where she now calls home. Meagan grew up in a military family and has always been an agricultural hobbyist, both of which drew her into the mission of Farmfront. In her spare time you can most likely find her adventuring outdoors with her three dogs, on a motorcycle, or on a horse.

Stephanie Stewart

Board Member

Stephanie Stewart, better known as Stevi, is originally from Southern Illinois. She came to Western Kentucky to get a Bachelors Degree in Agribusiness, from Murray State University and decided to stay in Kentucky. After college she worked in accounting for a poultry processing company. After a year in accounting she transitioned to working as a Broiler Service Technician where she gets to interact with farmers daily, and tries to guide them to producing the best chickens as possible. She is now also a part time student working to get her Masters in Agriculture Science from Murray State. In her spare time, she enjoys home improvement projects, hanging out with her two cats and dog and cooking. She loves being able to learn and or teach something new about agriculture every day.

JenNY Schweigert

Board Member

Jenny Schweigert has traveled worldwide, honing her knowledge of food production, marketing and consumer behavior. She is a wife and mom to all boys. Professionally, she serves as a content creator, and strategist; writer and podcaster for multiple corporations and sources. She is dedicated to shortening the bridge between fork and farm while passionately advocating for an improved, non-marketing based food labeling system. She believes in an inquisitive and continual learning approach to life. Jenny and family manage a meat production sheep flock and assists her in-law’s in raising replacement dairy heifers in central Illinois. She is often connecting to solitude via an eclectic array of music or spending time hunting, fishing and camping.

Our Advisers

Bill Brandon

Agtech Business Adviser

David Surbeck

Small Farming Operations Adviser

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The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.

Thomas Jefferson