Britta serves as a Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coordinator, overseeing the Certified Farm Startup Program and developing events and workshops, offering technical assistance, and providing website management.
Her love of farming was nurtured at a young age growing up in rural Western Washington on S’Klallam and Chimakum land. She learned about the joy of growing and eating fresh produce and eggs and carried this love of land and food with her. During her undergraduate degree, Britta became involved in Food Justice advocacy, working for community gardens and food access centers in Ohio and Oregon. Following the completion of her degree, she began farming full-time. She has worked on farms ranging from large-scale full production organic to .5 acre homesteads across three states. Most recently, she worked as the Farm Manager for County Rail Farm and Field Five Flowers in Huson, MT. Britta found her way to Western Montana to pursue her MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana, focusing on Sustainable Food and Farming. She is elated to be weaving her six years of farming experience with her passion for new and beginning farmer advocacy and building resources and support for farmers and ranchers in Montana.