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Cheryl Powers

Jord Producers
Cheryl Powers is the CEO of Jord Producers and has partnered with two other women to farm mealworms. Cheryl's partners, Kris Vrooman and Amber Klassen, live on active family farms and are doing the actual farming of the worms. Twenty years of Cheryl's professional career was spent as a public school educator. She has conducted over 200 customer interviews with customers in the food and animal industry; all related to mealworm protein. Jord Producers was selected to participate in NMotion Accelerator in Fall of 2018 and was recently awarded a USDA SARE grant to conduct research with mealworm frass with two hops growers in the state.