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Hello! My name is Aaron Snippe and I am the new Farm Manager at BlandFord Nature Center. I grew up here in West Michigan and went to Calvin College. I've always enjoyed being outside whether that was camping in the woods or playing sports. After graduating with an Economics degree, I couldn't see myself working in an office everyday. I ended up working at a Hot Dog restaurant for a year trying to figure out what I wanted to do. working with hot dogs all day I became passionate about local farming and organic agriculture. My wife had already become interested in farming so we decided to work at Trillium Haven, a local CSA farm. I spent 3 years learning as much as I could at Trillium before taking on the challenge of running the farm at Blandford. Even after two years of running the farm at Blandford I still have a lot to learn, but that is one of the reasons why I love farming. My wife has helped out when she can, but has been a little preoccupied by our new daughter this past year.
I am glad to be part of the team at Blandford. It has been exciting to be a part of the growth of the farm and to help plan for the farm's future. There are so many great opportunities for the farm to offer quality food and education to our community.