Martha has been involved in food and agriculture systems throughout her career, from research in production and food processing, to developing decision tools that help farmers and food producers better understand and manage marketing and price risk in their businesses. As an Ag and Business Management Specialist with Colorado State University Extension, she focuses on supporting smaller-scale and specialty livestock and crop production businesses, agritourism enterprises, local and regional food systems, farm business transition, and agricultural land protection. Key projects include the Colorado Building Farmers and Ranchers program, Extension’s produce safety outreach program, developing new markets for pulses and grains, and building value chains for meat producers. Martha is the Center’s program manager, technical assistance coordinator and support for the theme team working on creating diverse markets for climate resilient agriculture products. She has a B.A. in Economics and an M.S. in Agricultural Economics.