Jane Kile Memorial Fund

Jane Kile

Jane Susan Kile

Jane Kile was a pioneer in Montana’s organic farming and community supported agriculture movements and funding for the Jane Kile Memorial Fund has been provided by generous donors, including a multi-year gift from the Montana Land Reliance.


The Jane Kile Memorial Fund recently awarded scholarships to ten deserving participants in the Montana Seed School – facilitated by Native 

Seeds/Search with help from the Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center. We hope the recipients enjoy participating in the Montana SeedSchool, and value your efforts in helping to build resilient seed-saving communities!

Congratulations to:

  • Jacob Cowgill, Power
  • Brianna Ewert, Missoula
  • Arza Hammond, Missoula
  • Zachary Johnson, Missoula
  • Elan Love, Plains
  • Judy Owsowitz, Whitefish
  • Jean Pocha, Helmville
  • Mark Rehder, Livingston
  • Randall Reinhart, Two Dot
  • Victoria Werner, Plains

AERO’s Jane Kile Memorial Fund will be providing future opportunities to support seed-saving across Montana’s farming communities, and joining or renewing your membership with AERO is a great way to stay apprised of those opportunities.