Connecting, Strengthening and Scaling Food Supply Chains in the Northwest and Rocky Mountain Region


Andy Fjeseth

Andy Fjeseth has worked for the Montana Department of Agriculture for seven years and currently serves as the Bureau Chief for the Agriculture Finance, Trade & Development Bureau. The Bureau […]

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Plants, animals, and people intersect within agriculture. How we eat determines how we utilize landscapes, gather community, and employ ourselves. Melissa Hemken, Central Wyoming College’s Community Food System Specialist, leads

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Amy Gilroy works in the Agricultural Development & Marketing Program at Oregon Department of Agriculture where she been a trade development manager for nine years. Amy brings more than 15

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Laura Raymond is currently the Regional Markets Program lead at the Washington State Department of Agriculture and a state lead for Washington for the Northwest and Rocky Mountain Regional Food

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I joined Colorado Department of Agriculture in Oct of 2021 to launch and manage the Colorado Agricultural Future Loan Program (CAFLP). CAFLP is focused on making funds available to beginning

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I have been a buyer, an advocate, and educator for local, sustainable, and regenerative agriculture both personally and professionally. I come to this work with a background in building and

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Libby Christensen has over 15 years of experience working in food systems with a focus on the interconnectivity of rural and urban places through food and agriculture. She is passionate

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