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International Microgreen Growers Association Florida

aka IMGA Florida   |   Lakeland, FL   |  https://www.imgaflorida.org
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International Microgreen Growers Association Florida

EIN: 87-1381440


Mission

IMGA Florida’s mission is to be an essential farmer driven cooperative committed to providing solutions in health, wealth, education, and social change by optimizing the holistic value of our members’ microgreen production.

Ruling year info

2022

Founder

Sybastian Brennan

Main address

3429 Publix Rd

Lakeland, FL 33810 USA

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EIN

87-1381440

Subject area info

Education

Environment

Health

Agriculture, fishing and forestry

Community and economic development

Population served info

Immigrants and migrants

Economically disadvantaged people

Farmers

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (K03)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

IMGA Florida is a farmer-driven cooperative that is committed to providing solutions in health, wealth, education, and social change through microgreen production. Our vision is to be the most responsive, sustainable, and viable microgreens organization, providing micro-opportunities for members to influence macro-change in agriculture and their communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Grab & Grow Classes

Once a month workshops for anyone interested in how to grow. We have it set u to pay what they can and we seek donations for the other parts and then we teach them how to grow nd harvest there own food.

Population(s) Served
Farmers
People with diseases and illnesses
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of acres of area indirectly controlled under cultivation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Grab & Grow Classes

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of policies formally established

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

IMGA Florida’s strategic vision is to become the most responsive, sustainable, and viable microgreens organization in the industry. By investing in people, resources, and technology, and by working closely with our members and stakeholders, we will achieve our goals and make a positive impact on the industry and our communities.

Membership Growth: IMGA Florida will expand its membership base, which will include farmers, growers, students, and others interested in the production of microgreens. Our goal is to have 500 members in the next three years.

Certification Program: IMGA Florida will establish a certification program for growers, which will provide growers with a recognized standard of excellence in the production of microgreens. The certification program will be designed to ensure that growers meet industry standards for quality and consistency.

Education: IMGA Florida will establish an education department that will provide educational resources and training to students and growers in the community. Our education programs will include workshops, seminars, and online courses that cover topics ranging from seed selection to distribution and marketing.

Community Engagement: IMGA Florida will create a sense of community by engaging with growers, students, and other members through events, field trips, and other community activities. Our community engagement programs will be designed to build relationships, foster collaboration, and provide opportunities for members to share knowledge and resources.

Research and Development: IMGA Florida will invest in research and development to identify new technologies, growing methods, and market trends. This will help us to stay ahead of the curve and provide our members with the latest and most effective tools and techniques for growing and distributing microgreens.

Marketing and Distribution: IMGA Florida will develop a marketing and distribution strategy that will allow us to reach a wider audience and promote the benefits of microgreens. This will include partnerships with local distributors and retailers, as well as a strong online presence through social media and our website.

To achieve these objectives, IMGA Florida will invest in people, resources, and technology. We will hire a team of professionals who are committed to the IMGA Florida mission and values, and who have the skills and expertise needed to execute our strategic vision. We will also invest in research and development, education, and community engagement programs that will help us to stay ahead of the curve and provide our members with the latest and most effective tools and techniques for growing and distributing microgreens.

To achieve these objectives, IMGA Florida will invest in people, resources, and technology. We will hire a team of professionals who are committed to the IMGA Florida mission and values, and who have the skills and expertise needed to execute our strategic vision. We will also invest in research and development, education, and community engagement programs that will help us to stay ahead of the curve and provide our members with the latest and most effective tools and techniques for growing and distributing microgreens.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

International Microgreen Growers Association Florida

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

International Microgreen Growers Association Florida

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts ($9,485)
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $9,485
Expenses
Program Services $2,100
Administration $700
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $8,295

International Microgreen Growers Association Florida

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2022

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $9,485
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $8,295
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $1,190

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder

Sybastian Brennan

Launched just a few months before Covid-19 caused many shutdowns including our new farm. Sybastian was able to create our entire farm's stand online. He also found ways to stay relevant by thinking outside the box and launching additional products. Including one that allows farmers an option to maintain nutritional integrity by transforming a crop into a shelf-stable value-added product. He has a gift for being exceptionally creative with unique analytical problem-solving abilities. Running both Cross Country and Track for his school, he is also a proud member of the Honor Society, cross country team leader, TA for the science department, inventor of a 3-D printed duck foot, 1020 tray washer, and winner PolkHacks.

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

International Microgreen Growers Association Florida

Board of directors
as of 02/05/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Lisa Welsh

Vitality Farms Company

Term: 2026 - 2021

Amanda Edwards

Florida women in agricultural

Patsy Rogers

My Tiny Greens

Sybastian Brennan

IMGA Florida

Christine Hiebel

Amelia Island Microgreens

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/19/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/19/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.