Ann Mefferd is owner/operator of One Drop Farm/Seedlings by Annie, an organic farm in Cornville, which over the years has produced lamb, pork, four-season veggies, eggs and lots and lots of seedlings. Upon moving to Maine in 2008, she served for seven years as chairwoman of the Maine Grain Alliance (MGA), a nonprofit organization working to promote grain traditions in Maine from earth to table and founders of the Kneading Conference. She currently sits on the MGA board of directors.
Ann served as an executive officer of the Skowhegan Farmers' Market where she has vended since 2009, and helped to establish innovative programming adopted across the state to aid low-income families in gaining access to fresh, local produce. Ann is involved in education and apprenticeship development for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and gets to judge veggies at MOFGA's Common Ground Fair. She co-owns and is contributing editor for Growing for Market Magazine, an internationally distributed magazine geared toward sustainable market gardeners. She lives in beautiful Cornville with her husband, Andrew, and two tiny humans, Jasper and Cleome.
Alan, of Canaan, worked as an environmental consultant and principal at Kleinschmidt (a Pittsfield-based firm specializing in energy, water and the environment) for 22 years until October 2018. During his current transition between jobs he is taking the time to catch up with land management projects, family and helping his wife Kathleen run her yoga business, School Street Yoga in Waterville.
JOHN ACKLEY, TREASURER
John is a professional forester who has worked in the forest industry in the Upper Kennebec Valley for the past 34 years. Over the course of his career, John has been involved in many aspects of the forestry profession including forest planning, forest inventory, reforestation, pre-commercial silviculture activities, timber harvesting and general land management. John is also on the Board of Licensure of Foresters. John along with a business partner own and operate a small maple syrup operation in Skowhegan called Chez Lonndorf. John lives on the beautiful Kennebec River in Skowhegan with wife, Sherri, and Boxer named Bella.