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 years of experience in food policy and systems change efforts in Oregon. Amy specializes in helping Oregon farmers and food businesses develop supply chains for institutions, such as schools and hospital systems and supports small businesses and farms navigate market requirements. She recently coordinated the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Women’s Farm to Food Accelerator for Oregon and served as an advisor to Prosper Portland’s Regional Food Equity Collaborative. Currently she is a key collaborator on Oregon’s Local Food Purchasing Agreement Program, Ecotrust’s BIPOC Farm to Market Program, the Oregon Farm to Institution Collaborative, Farm to School and many other efforts to help small farms and food businesses in Oregon thrive. In her free time she likes to wander around art museums, backpack Oregon’s canyon lands, and get her hands dirty on her partner’s 2nd generation fruit and vegetable farm.