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News from Alternative Energy Resources Organization  

MONTANA – The Alternative Energy Resources Organization announced that Lindsay Ganong is joining their staff as a new co-executive director. Ganong is a proven leader in diverse settings and brings unique skills to AERO, where she will be responsible for program development and staff management.

Ganong comes to AERO most recently from the Polson School District where she served as the food service director. During her time with PSD, she helped build systems to serve fresh, healthy, tasty and student-centered meals. Ganong’s new role will be to serve AERO’s mission and membership by developing programs and projects that work with community members across Montana to strengthen all aspects of their food systems, implement efficient and renewable energy options to meet the needs of agriculture and catalyze community engagement on leading edge sustainability topics. 

AERO’s programs will elevate solutions that ensure that soil and water are protected, rural communities thrive and all Montanans have access to nutritious food.   

Ganong says: “AERO’s vision to build community-based food systems across Montana is a dream job. Working directly with your community, we will demonstrate how to bring farmers and ranchers together with eaters to appreciate the relationships that make up a thriving food system. I look forward to sharing practical solutions from farmers, researchers, entrepreneurs, healthcare providers, food pantries and eaters to strengthen communities’ abilities to feed themselves. Each one of AERO’s current and future members has a role to play in this work.”

AERO formed in 1974 with a commitment to building a sustainable Montana. Today, AERO is focused on building robust, sustainable and energy efficient community- based food systems across the state. To learn more about AERO or to become a member, call 406-443-7272 or visit our website at www.aeromt.org. 

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