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



Janie VanWinkle owns and manages VanWinkle Ranch along with her husband, Howard in western CO. Janie has been involved in advocating for agriculture and food security for all for the […]

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Monique Marez is a food systems practitioner with experience at every scale of the sector, from grassroots community organizing, to international trade policy. Her consulting practice, Eptimizo LLC provides strategic

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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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Luke is active in many segments of the beef industry including ranching (cow/calf, stocker), cattle feeding and direct to consumer beef marketing. Luke is founder of Centennial Cuts which is

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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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Audrey Paugh was born in the mountains of Alma, Colorado before living overseas in Eastern Europe, South East Asia, and Canada before returning home to Colorado in 2021. She received

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I moved to the Yampa Valley in 2014 and started volunteering for a local ag non-profit, the Community Agriculture Alliance. My interest of local food grew into a passion and

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Emily Lockard is the director and county agriculture specialist for Colorado State University Extension in Montezuma County. She received a B.S. in animal science at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo,

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