Kelsey Jacques

Field Manager
Groundswell Community Farm

RFC Host Farm: Dancing Bear
RFC CHAPTER: Rogue Valley
Graduated: 2016


Kelsey is currently working full-time as the field manager at Groundswell Community Farm in Zeeland, MI. Groundswell is a certified organic vegetable farm with two locations and 8 acres in production on muck & sandy loam soil. As field manager she is responsible for making all decisions about field cultivation with an Allis Chalmers G tractor and direct seeding crops. In addition, she’s acquired responsibilities managing pests & diseases, irrigation, leading crew members and volunteers with planting and harvesting, and managing their Saturday farmers' market in Grand Haven, MI. Groundswell Community Farm sells certified organic produce at 3 successful farmers' markets, 4 health food stores and local restaurants, and runs a 150+ member CSA. Kelsey said of her experience with RFC,

“It propelled me to be promoted early in the growing season, having exposed me to a wealth of farming knowledge, experiences, and gave me the credibility to land a position at Groundswell.”