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

Darin Saul

Arrowleaf Consulting

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 has written over 280 successful proposals to foundations, corporations, and government funders for more than $150 million in awards. Previously, Darin owned and directed Ecovista, an environmental research and planning company; co-founded and was the Executive Director of Groundworks Institute, a nonprofit that provided environmental education and coordinated wetland restoration projects; was the Director of the Center for Environmental Education at Washington State University and the Sustainability Director and Associate Director of the Office of Community Partnerships at University of Idaho; and worked for eight years as the Director of the Office of Grant and Project Development in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Idaho. Recent projects include feasibility studies and funding development to increase USDA-inspected livestock processing; assessment and development of values-based food supply chains; food hubs; and applied research, feasibility studies, and funding development to advance a variety of tribal food sovereignty initiatives. Darin’s published articles are available at
Arrowleaf Consulting’s current role in the NRMRFBC is to conduct a state-wide food systems landscape assets and needs assessment for Idaho and to provide technical assistance and capacity-building support across the Center.
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