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

Colette DePhelps

University of Idaho Extension

Colette DePhelps, Community Food Systems Area Educator, University of Idaho Extension, Northern District, will serve as a co-lead for the Center’s Diverse Markets for Climate Resilient Agriculture Theme Team. DePhelps brings over 25 years’ experience building local and regional food systems and established relationships with land grant universities, non-profit technical assistance providers, private entrepreneurs and agricultural producers across Idaho and the western mountain states to the Center. DePhelps provides leadership for the Inland Northwest Artisan Grains team and hosts the Inland Northwest Artisan Grains podcast, University of Idaho’s Women in Ag program, is the Annie’s Project Idaho state coordinator and works closely with the Nez Perce Tribe HIPT Food Coalition. DePhelps is co-founder of the Idaho/Washington Cultivating SuccessTM small farm education program which has provided in-depth and experiential whole farm, production, and risk management education for beginning farmers and ranchers since 2000.
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