Seed Savers Exchange welcomes Jovan Sage to Board of Directors

Jovan Sage is the newest member of the Seed Savers Exchange Board of Directors. (Photo Courtesy of Jovan Sage)

Seed Savers Exchange is delighted to welcome Jovan Sage as the newest member of the board of directors.  Ms. Sage was elected to the board as a director at a special meeting on May 29, 2015, bringing the total number of SSE board members to nine. 

A Kansas City native, Ms. Sage lives in Brunswick, Georgia. She has over 15 years of experience as a grassroots organizer and describes herself as having "a deep interest in food justice."  She believes that "building thoughtful, sustainable systems frees people to be successful." 

Her professional résumé includes work as director of community engagement at One Hundred Miles, a Georgia organization working to preserve natural resources, and as the director of network engagement for Slow Food USA.

Keith Crotz, chairman of the Seed Savers Exchange board of directors, recognizes Ms. Sage's experience as an asset to the organization.  "Jovan will bring a new energy to the board," he said. "Her experience as a community organizer and her connection to the world of food activism will be a great help for our outreach programs. We look forward to working with her and learning from her." 

Of her election to SSE's board of directors, Ms. Sage said, "I'm excited to stand with Seed Savers Exchange  an organization who is leading the charge to preserve biodiversity and empower seed savers everywhere." She went on to describe her recent visit to Heritage Farm as "transformational."

She will serve a three-year term on the board.

For more information, contact John Torgrimson:, (563) 387-5631

Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization located in Decorah, Iowa, with a mission to conserve and promote America's culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.