Our Staff

Education & Apprenticeships Coordinator

Jenn Ripp

[email protected]   |  (608) 448-6432 ext. 217

Jenn recruits, guides and supports beginning agroforesters in Savanna Institute’s Apprenticeship Program. She also organizes our popular Perennial Farm Gathering event. Her role as our Education Coordinator is a convergence of her diverse background in farming, passion for agroforestry, and dedication to education in aiding agroforestry adoption. An orchardist at heart, Jenn found a home in Decorah, Iowa managing the vast diversity of apple tree varieties in the Seed Savers Exchange orchard. She brings a deep love of fruit and nut trees to the role.

Jenn Ripp - Staff Portrait

On-Farm Education

Apprenticeship Program

Our Apprenticeship Program offers a one-of-a-kind experience providing beginning farmers with on-farm, technical education with a mentor farmer in the Midwest. Apprentices also take online coursework and have an opportunity for community-building throughout the year.