Meet our new Executive Director
The Seed Savers Exchange Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Buttala as its new executive director, effective July 10, 2017. Buttala succeeds John Torgrimson, who announced in July 2016 he would step down from the position after seven years of leadership.Read more here
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