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



Dual appointment with University of Idaho Extension and TechHelp (Idaho’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center). The mission of the MEP is to help small to medium manufacturers. My focus area […]

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Dr. Mindi Anderson is a retired United States Air Force Veteran of 22 years and serves as the President and Founding Executive Director of the Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce

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Ariel leads and facilitates collaborative, multidisciplinary and multifaceted applied research and education in community food systems and small farms for the Southwest Idaho counties of Payette, Gem, Canyon, Ada, Owyhee

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– Associate Professor in community food systems – Experience teaching/facilitating beginning and small farm, horticulture, and agritourism programming (Cultivating Success Idaho, Idaho Master Gardener, etc); 6 years of experience facilitating

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Lorie is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology and an Extension Community Development Specialist. She leads the Western Community Assessment Network (WeCAN), which provides research,

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Laura Johnson has worked at the Department assisting Idaho food and beverage producers for over 30 years. The mission of the market development program is to promote, connect, and educate

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As the Executive Director of City of Good, I have led the organization through its evolution from an emergency response organization to a trusted member of Boise’s sustainable food system.

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Darin Saul, PhD, is owner and director of Arrowleaf Consulting, which does research, needs assessments, feasibility studies, grant writing and funding development, planning and organizational development, and project evaluation. Darin

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Soren Newman is associate director of Arrowleaf Consulting where she applies her survey, interview, focus group, and participatory research expertise to a variety of food system, community, and economic development

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