Having grown up on a small, rotationally-grazed beef farm in a family of regenerative and organic producers in South Dakota, Megan has a foundational love of farming and rural communities. Before her organizing work, Megan worked for the Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) program as a Registered Dietitian. Recognizing that the system is not built for producers to make enough to meet the bottom line nor for consumers to easily access quality, nutritious food, she stepped into a role as a food systems organizer for Dakota Rural Action to be part of systems change through grassroots power for a more just and equitable food system.
Megan co-owns and operates an urban vegetable farm (IronFox Farm) where she and her husband hold Farm to School and community education programs in Sioux Falls, SD. She also serves as the State Policy Specialist for the SD Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She holds a BS from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and MS in Nutrition from Marywood University. Megan gets her joy through playing Ultimate Frisbee, baking bread, and sharing it with others.