620 1st Street PO Box 160 Syracuse NE 68446-0160
A Nebraska native, I have spent the past 12 years working on local and regional food systems projects across the country. My educational background in anthropology provides me with a unique insight into food and farming systems, including understanding how culture effects food consumption and the impact of race, gender and class on food access.


  • MA, Colorado State University, 2008
  • BA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2006

icon-business-chartResearch & Grants

  • Growing Rural Farmers Markets in Nebr, Dept of Agriculture-AMS, December 2019
  • Nebraska Regional Food System External Summit, North Central SARE mini-grant, January 2019
  • Nebraska Farm to School Institute: Expanding Farm to School Outcomes and Partnerships, Nebraska Department of Education
  • Nebraska Farm to School: Producer Train, Ne Dept Education, July 2021
  • COVID: Local Meat Demand on Ne Econ Dev, Central Nebraska Economic Development District , January 2021
  • Nebraska MarketMaker, Farm Credit Services of America, July 2020
  • NE Farm to School Net: Develop & Sustain, Ne Dept Education


  • Innovation in Online SNAP Access, USDA AMS, Farm Credit, MarketMaker, Dallas, Texas

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Crowdfunding Award, eXtension and Likeminded.org, 2018
  • Excellence in Extension Award-Innovation, Nebraska Extension, 2021

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