From Field to Capitol: Farmers As Advocates


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CFN Fall Policy Webinar Series:
These webinars with follow up Q&A are designed for Food Policy Councils, grassroots coalitions, young farmer coalitions, nonprofit food and farm organizations, and food and farm lobbyists.

Graham Unangst-Rufenacht , Field Organizer

Graham’s work at Rural Vermont focuses primarily on grass roots organizing, coalition development, and policy. He is an educator and herbalist, and co-owns a seasonal grass fed and finished beef operation (Robinson Hill Beef) and home-to-farm scale agroecology design / build business (Walking Onion). He graduated from UVM with a degree in Religious Studies and Plant and Soil Science; has a Permaculture Design Certificate from Yestermorrow Design / Build School; and attended the 3 year clinical herbal training program at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism.

Spencer Moss, Executive Director, WV Food & Farm Coalition

As the daughter of a farmer, Spencer can’t ignore her roots when it comes to farming and agriculture. She’s committed to helping those who want to live a farming lifestyle find the resources to do so. In her other journeys she’s developed a deep commitment to helping communities tell their story. She’s worked with nonprofits, extension service, universities, and political candidates to visually showcase their projects and programs.

Spencer holds a B.S. in Communications from Missouri Western State University and a Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in Local Governance and Community Development from West Virginia University.

Michelle Kenyon, Chair of Johnson County Food Policy Council

Michelle is the Chair of the Johnson County Food Policy Council and Program Director for Field to Family. Field to Family works to create a more local, healthy and sustainable regional food system, where people eat with the seasons, where farmers make a living, and our ecosystem is diverse, abundant, and healthy. In her role with Field to Family, she coordinates their Farm Stands in Food Deserts program, Local Food Finder program as well as the Iowa City Community School District’s Farm to School Chapter. The Johnson County Food Policy Council is an advisory board to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, offering guidance on county-level food and agricultural issues.