My name is Jonnah and I am an ultrarunner and farmer in southern Wisconsin. My family owns a large certified organic vegetable CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm where my husband I are managers. Our farm is in the beautiful Driftless region of Wisconsin offering hundreds of miles of hilly roads and trails for amazing training opportunities.
My interest in food goes beyond production. I have been active in the sustainable agriculture community since 2008. I have seen firsthand the possibilities for change in our nation’s food system towards less exploitation of soil, humans, and animals.
As a classically trained ballet dancer, I thrive on the rigor and self discipline of running. I ran my first ultra when my second child was 7 months old and haven’t looked back. Motherhood has made me a better athlete by teaching me lessons in time management and perseverance in the face of physical and mental challenge. My early success in the ultra distances has fueled a burning passion for trail running and I will continue to push myself in a range of distances.
In the farming off-season our little family packs up the truck to travel around the country for training, racing, and exploring through food and running.