We’re excited to introduce to you our new farm operator, Jenni Glenister. (Don’t worry, we’ll still be around, making sure everything stays on track, but we’re ready to work a little less.) You’ve seen Jenni many times at all our markets, but you may never have heard her name.
In our forty-six years of farming, I’ve hired and trained hundreds of young farmer-wannabees. Almost all have been college grads, smart, idealistic, motivated, and great employees. But out of this big pool of very good people a few still stand out as smarter, more committed, more capable. Jenni Glenister is one of these stand-outs.
Jenni has all the aptitudes and talents, all the values and dedication, and finally, after ten years with us, all the skills and expertise she needs to be successful. Over all these years she learned patiently every aspect of our production and marketing. She’s been constantly researching, educating herself, practicing, brainstorming, to solve the many different kinds of problems we see in our complex work.
From obscure fertility issues, to pests and diseases, to personnel management, to marketing, to equipment, Jenni is on top of it. She may not have our experience, but she makes up for it in her enthusiasm and eagerness to learn.
For ten years, Moie and I have valued Jenni’s management of many aspects of the business. Now we are thrilled to have Jenni as farm operator, lessee, and hopeful next owner. She’s carrying the NMF torch into the 21st century, while we old folks lay back and luxuriate with all the kohlrabi we can eat!
We congratulate Jenni, and hope you will too!
Jim and Moie Kimball Crawford
New Morning Farmers Emeritus