Locally Owned, Organically Grown
Stephen Levchak (Chisholm, MN) Stephen Levchak
President & GM Evaluation Committee

Steve was born and raised in Chisholm and attended UMD, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Teaching Earth and Space Science. He returned to the Iron Range to pursue a career at Hibbing Taconite, where he has worked since 2006. In his spare time, Steve enjoys reading, playing the guitar, watching nature documentaries, viewing the night sky through his telescope, and spending time outdoors. He also likes trying all of the new recipes that his wife Erin creates and is fortunate to find such a great selection of healthy foods at the Co-op. Steve looks forward to working with the other members of the Board to help ensure the long-term success of our co-op.
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Kelsey Gantzer (Virginia, MN) Kelsey Gantzer
Treasurer & Education Committee

Kelsey moved to Virginia in 2018 to manage The Rutabaga Project for Access to Healthy Local Food. She has a background in nonprofit administration, communications, and local food systems. She holds a BA in Business Administration and English Literature from the University of St. Thomas. Kelsey is excited to serve on the Co-op board and hopes to see the Co-op continue to thrive.
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Jenna Ballinger (Virginia, MN) Jenna Ballinger
Jenna moved to Virginia in 2015. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She works at Essentia Health as a Community Health Specialist primarily focusing on supporting nonprofits and schools through funding and support. Previously she did social media marketing at MTV and Columbia University. She is passionate about local food and farming. She volunteers at several local Farmers Markets, has taught cooking classes, and previously worked in the Deli at Natural Harvest. The co-op values fit right into her own and she hopes to use her time on the board to support those values and be a voice for other owners.
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Kyle Lynch (Tower, MN) Kyle Lynch
Kyle has lived on the Iron Range his entire life. Graduating from Mesabi East in 1999 then pursuing a career in manufacturing at Lake Superior College as a CNC Machine programmer. After over a decade of working in various aspects of manufacturing developing skills working with computers, design and engineering, combined with a passion for playing, writing, and recording music since 16 years old eventually fell into a career in the music industry. Through those next years of gaining experience he eventually started his own business that still operates to this day. After years of hard work taking its toll with a back injury it became obvious that healthy living had to become a priority to being able to continue to grow in business and in life. This led to a passion of self-improvement to lead a healthy lifestyle with organic living to which the center of that has become the Natural Harvest in our community. He is honored to now be a part of the board for the Natural Harvest to contribute to the growth of what has become a staple in his life.
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Victoria Ranua (Soudan, MN) Victoria Ranua
Vice President

When asked as a child what I wanted to be when I grew up, my response was always “Be a beekeeper and have an apple orchard”. I did grow up to do both, as well as growing/producing other local foods. This led to being involved in promoting local food with fellow producers and delving into the business aspects of local food production. As soon as we purchased a home in Soudan, MN I became a Co-op Owner. I am glad to use my skills and time to serve on the board of an entity that has a long history of providing good food to the community and aid in its ability to do so with perpetuity.
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Tera Nowicki (Virginia, MN) Tera Nowicki
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Carly Antus Wilk (Angora, MN) Carly Antus Wilk
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Dominic Renollet (Chisholm, MN) Dominic Renollet
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Raini Knaeble-Weiss (Eveleth, MN) Raini Knaeble-Weiss
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The Harvest Beet Spring 2021 What's Inside?

Elect Your New Board Members ❦  Invite to Annual Meeting of Owners ❦ MN Food Share March Campaign ❦  Virtual Classes ❦  Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils

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