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


Emily Whittier

Emily Amaral Whittier is a Regional Food System Specialist at Washington State University Extension Service, where serves as the Washington State coordinator for the Northwest and Rocky Mountain Regional Food […]

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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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