Will Allen

Will-Allen-Growing-Power.jpeg Will Allen, founder and CEO of Growing Power, grew up as part of his family’s 400-year farming legacy, but it wasn’t until he was playing basketball professionally in Belgium and helping teammates on a farm that he had his transformative moment. Upon moving back stateside to his wife’s home in Wisconsin, he bought a 100-acre parcel of land that eventually led to the formation of the Growing Power. Today, the nonprofit is made up of 25 farms employing 140 employees — 300 acres of production, 25 acres of greenhouses, in total. The organization works to train farmers in urban, suburban and rural communities.