The Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture (ICSA) is a 501(c)(3) organization connecting regional agricultural producers with the knowledge to address economic viability and resilience to/in a changing environment.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Emily Erickson - Board President

Emily Erickson - Board President

As an Idaho native my best memories are on horse-back either at a rodeo or jumping the ditch in the pasture. My journey has been as unique as the landscape of our beautiful state. From rodeo queen to an MBA in Sustainable Business, I’ve explored California, NYC, and Seattle. Eventually, I found my way home with a deep appreciation for the lifestyle and outdoor adventures that Idaho offers.Since returning to Idaho, I’ve worked with organic food companies, designed and implemented collegiate programming for B Corp certification, led diversity & inclusion conferences for the business community, and promoted regenerative agriculture practices. I believe in using business as a tool for good to build a resilient future for our agricultural state. I’m thrilled to serve on the board of ICSA because we bring Idaho’s stakeholders together to protect our farms, rangelands, soil and water that will feed generations to come.

David Anderson

David Anderson

I am a fifth-generation Idahoan with family still ranching in Lemhi County. My grandparents taught me the importance of balancing natural systems in everything from flood-irrigating grass hay, selective timber harvesting for wood construction materials, and rotating pastures to minimize over-grazing. That knowledge advanced my undergraduate studies of hydrogeology, environmental science, climate resilience, and sustainable solutions. I currently work as a fund-raiser for a national non-profit specializing in land and habitat conservation.
As a member of the ICSA board, I am focused on identifying opportunities to restore the balance between agricultural production and natural systems for Idaho’s farmers and ranchers through education and advocacy.
Evan Lynam

Evan Lynam

I grew up on a conventional farm in Iowa.  I always loved growing things in the soil and the feeling of accomplishment that went along with it.  My idea of farming starting to take different turn when in 2010 the farm we got our CSA from put on a documentary about Organic farming.  It connected a lot of dots and thoughts I had about conventional farming. Since then I have been on mission to learn about other farming practices.  My degree and interest in human health was now directly connected to the health of the soil, plants, and animals. Upon moving to Boise almost 6 years ago, I really wanted to be a part of the food/agriculture community here.  I worked with McIntyre Pastures getting their direct marketing to consumers up and running. I also worked for 2 years with the Grassfed Exchange helping to spread the word of proper grazing and farming techniques. I have now started my own business with my wife and stay very connected with local community through ICSA.

Michael Forman 

Michael Forman 

I am an organic farmer who specializes in organic no-till agricultural practices. I ran an organic urban flower farm from 2012 – 2017 where I mastered organic farming practices. During our time on the farm I received the opportunity to build, design and plan two organic farms and I have taught multiple farmers how to transition their land to organic no-till practices. Please reach out if you have any questions about organic ag, the organic no-till methodology or if you want to discuss how we can work together to enhance soil organic matter, reduce pesticide and chemical fertilizer use and increase crop yields on your farm. I founded Pure Love Sustainability Inc. in Nov. 2018 to create a local, sustainable food system in Idaho and help our towns and cities overcome the loss of farmland and the impact that losing farmland is having on our food system due to development. When I am away from my work I enjoy hiking, biking, yoga and spending time with my lovely wife.
Tyler Jenson

Tyler Jenson

I’m a graduate of Boise State University, with a B.A. degree in Environmental Studies & Minor in Sustainability. My areas of study encompassed environmental policy, natural resource economics, management of public lands, and water quality.  I have had the opportunity to partner with the Idaho Power Company on a stewardship program to evaluate elevated water temperature downstream and implement restoration actions to the diverse riparian environment below the Hells Canyon Complex. I have also had the opportunity to manage and lead a corrective action clean-up event for the Teton Creek Corridor Project which was previously a dump site. The purpose of the event was to  improve and protect important wildlife habitat along Teton Creek in the greater Yellowstone area. I’ve enjoyed working closely with ranchers and farmers on conservation easements in Eastern Idaho for the Teton Regional Land Trust. This is what brought me to the Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture and I look forward to what the future holds.
Amy Mattias - Secretary

Amy Mattias - Secretary

Is the co-director of Local Food Alliance, a program of the Sun Valley Institute. Amy Joined LFA in fall of 2017 to deepen their ability to connect the dots among consumers, producers and elsewhere in our local and regional food system. Amy serves on the Blaine County Food Council, is a board member of Idaho Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and co-manager of the Wood River Seed Library. She
has worked with numerous local organizations committed to the local food movement, including Wood River Valley HarvestFest, Idaho’s Bounty, NourishMe and Kraay’s Market & Garden. Amy created Kraay’s Market & Garden’s website and online ordering platform, expanded their vendor network, and increased awareness and sales throughout the Wood River Valley. Amy has created digital presences for food related entities, such as Wood River Valley HarvestFest and Blaine County Food Council.
Prior to moving to Idaho, Amy graduated from Western Michigan University, magna cum laude, in Sociology and Organizational Communications. She worked as the Communications & Operations Specialist for an herbal supplement company and as a small business consult for Rupert’s Brew House, a micro-brewery, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Amy is passionate about regenerative agriculture, preserving farmland & agricultural heritage, and community resilience.
FORMER BOARD MEMBERS

FORMER BOARD MEMBERS

  • Lisa Duplessie – Former Board Member and ICSA Co-Founder
  • Josie Erskine – Former Board Member
  • Matt Wissel – Former Board Member
  • Garrett Goldberg – Former Board Member and ICSA Co-Founder
  • Derek Cooper – Original Collaborator and Donor
  • Katina Dutton – Original Collaborator
  • Ysabel Bilbao – Former Board Member
  • Karen Ellis – Former Board Member and ICSA Co-Founder
  • Breland Draper – Former ICSA Staff Member
  • Kim Ellsworth – Former AmeriCorp Staff Member
  • Susan Thomas – Former Board Director
  • Tim McKinley – Former Board Director
  • Rachel Layman – Former Board Recorder
  • Seann Sweeney – Former Board Director
  • Steve Campbell – Former Board Director
  • Brad McIntyre – Former Board Director
  • John Vander Giessen – Former Board Director
  • Pete Pearson – Former Board Director
  • Autumn Freer – Former Interim Recorder
  • David Mitchell – Former Treasurer
  • Mike Seaman – Former Board President
  • Lisa Duplessie – Former Board Member and ICSA Co-Founder
  • Josie Erskine – Former Board Member
  • Matt Wissel – Former Board Member
  • Garrett Goldberg – Former Board Member
  • Derek Cooper – Original Collaborator and Donor
  • Katina Dutton – Original Collaborator
  • Ysabel Bilbao – Former Board Member
  • Karen Ellis – Former Board Member and ICSA Co-Founder
  • Breland Draper – Former ICSA Staff Member
  • Business Name

    Triangle C Beef

    Farm Description

    Triangle C Beef is a smart pasture operation producing 100% pasture-raised and Grass-Finished Beef without using antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, GMOs or ethanol by-products. I cater to consumers who recognize the exceptional health value of clean, all-grass-fed beef. And why grass? Omega 3's come from the green leafy parts of plants! And grass helps me sequester carbon.

    I have years of knowledge and experience in my breeding and selection process to insure tender beef on your plate. This breeding program is centered around Red Devon, an exceptionally tender breed.

    Here at Triangle C Beef, I raise beef with a focus on the superior health benefits for the earth, for the animals and for humans that come from grass that is grown and harvested in an animal and earth friendly manner. My practices ensure healthier, more flavorful, environmentally regenerative beef for you.

    "Country Organic" rings true to the practices and ideas on my farm and I can assure you my beef is as natural and clean as it can be in this "modern world". Triangle C "NO GRAIN" beef is produced with uncompromising integrity, strict standards, and a relentless pursuit of tender, flavorful, healthy beef. Thank you for supporting a local, non-GMO ranch!

    Location

    2365 Echo Avenue Parma, Idaho 83660 One hour West of Boise 4 miles south of I84 of Hwy 95 on Echo Avenue

    What do you Grow?

    Healthy soil, nutritious grass and deliciously healthy and happy grass-finished cattle.

    Where can you get it?

    Boise Farmers Market (10th and Grove) every Saturday from early April until the end of October. Farm sales are available.

    Website

    http://trianglecbeef.com/

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  • Business Name

    Get Your Goat On

    Farm Description

    Get Your Goat On manages a small dairy herd specializing in goat cheese making.

    Location

    1327 Hwy 95 Mesa, Idaho 83643

    What do you Grow?

    Raw unpasteurized chevre cheese.

    Where can you get it?

    Boise Capital City Public Market
    McCall Farmers Market
    208.741.2071

    Website

    http://www.elkhornbnb.com

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    We offer advertising in exchange for donations of any kind.

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