“On a Mission” with Tracy Nazzaro, Traders Hill Farm

Each week on On A Mission, our host Penny Kievet talks to leaders from Non profit organizations about how they make our community better. This week on the show, Penny talks to Tracy Nazzaro from Traders Hill Farm.

Traders Hill Farm is a sustainable aquaponics agribusiness that creates opportunities by growing safe, high quality food year-round while reducing environmental impact. We grow leafy greens under cover (greenhouses) in Hilliard, Florida. Our aquaponics process combines aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in water without soil) to cultivate and harvest year-round in a controlled zero-waste environment that eliminates the need for pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers. It is a self-contained renewable ecosystem that uses less than 10% of the water and less than 60% of the land needed by conventional farming to deliver organically grown, sustainably harvested produce and seafood that stays fresh longer and tastes better.

To learn more, visit tradershillfarm.com

Penny Kievet is no stranger to the non-profit world having spent her entire professional career as a teacher, principal, college professor, trainer and executive with the American Management Association and now the Executive Director at City Rescue Mission. Prior to her move to Florida Penny lived and worked in Heidelberg, GR, Kansas City, MO, West Des Moines, IA and New York, NY, Kievet has served on 26 for-profit and non-profit boards as director and Board Chair and has also held local, state and national offices in numerous professional organizations and currently serves on the board of Feeding Northeast Florida, Safe To Hope, Inc. and the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions national board. Some of her recent awards include: Girls Inc. Woman of Vision, The Jacksonville Business Journal’s Woman of Influence Award, 2000 Most Notable Women in the United States, Who’s Who VIP Professional, National President of Pi Kappa Delta, 100 Top Female Executives in the Southeast , National President Cross Examination Debate Association, Outstanding Women in the Mid-west, Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals and numerous sales achievement awards.