AERO is now accepting applications for our Board of Directors.

Since 1974, our volunteer board has supported manifesting AERO’s mission and vision, ensuring that in our work with communities across Montana, we deliver real results, respond to changes, and always strive for lasting, positive impacts. We welcome applicants from around the state who are interested in putting their passion for community food systems into service.

Find the job description, Reciprocal Agreement and online application below.

Thank you for your interest,

The AERO and Abundant Montana Team

Past Board Member Testimonials

In a time when environmental disaster approaches with alarming speed and cultures clash over every issue, my work with AERO gives me hope and direction. As an organization of people like me, AERO demonstrates that growth is collaborative, not exploitative.

Amelia Liberatore

We started with empowering communities to develop sustainable agriculture and renewable energy practices. Now we are empowering whole communities to collaborate in building resilient local food systems that create better health, stronger local economies, preserve our natural resources, regenerate our soils, and help reverse the impacts to the land of a changing climate.  

A strong, values-based, community-driven food system is a community’s best hedge against disruptive change. It defines a community’s resiliency.

Robin Kelson

AERO focuses on actions toward the world we want rather than against the systems we have. 

I believe in AERO because AERO’S mission is my mission:  By creating economically viable local food systems,  we can provide farm and food industry jobs, help our producers become less dependent on fossil fuels and provide access to local food for all.  

Janet Hess Herbert

AERO has been around since the Montana environmental awareness explosion of the early 1970s.  While AERO’s original focus was on alternative energy (in both the actual and metaphorical senses), and later evolution led to early leadership on organic and regenerative agriculture, it has always been our way to take action towards the world we want rather than against the system we have.  Now we believe that the Montana we want has robust and resilient local and regional food systems, including clean renewable on-farm energy, and that is the vision towards which we are working.

Mark Juedeman

Alternative Energy Resources Organization

Mailing address: PO Box 1558, Helena MT 59624-1558

Physical address: 32 S Ewing St #314, Helena MT 59601