40 Under 40, Class of 2023

Kyle Rasch


Third Leaf Farm/ Tom Rasch & Son Orchards

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“Organic” Kyle is part of a growing team, working with nature to regenerate soil, ecosystems, farmers and community health. As a third-generation apple farmer, Kyle has deeply rooted support from his father and grandfather. Kyle works with/on farms around the world to gain perspective and shares his personal experiences at conferences, tours and by mentoring other farms. Kyle serves as a Michigan State Horticultural Society board member and connects farmers and hungry bellies.

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