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Kevin Johnson

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Kevin Johnson wears a number of different hats, including farmer, market task force member, and food hub president. His commitment and hope for Alderson shines through. Many of Alderson’s initiatives thrive on organizational partnerships and support, and Kevin actively works to nurture those relationships. The Alderson Food Hub has successes under its belt […]

Tim Richards

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As a grant program officer for the Community Foundation of western North Carolina, Tim Richards helps create opportunities for community organizations doing food and farming work, among other types of community development projects. As a goal, he actively seeks out projects to invest in and stresses the importance of financial sustainability and innovation. […]

Elizabeth Spellman

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Elizabeth combines her farm experience, environmental and agricultural law degree, and admiration of the land in her work as executive director of the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition. Amongst other efforts, she is trying to build a social and physical network to transport food to markets across the state. Elizabeth believes food […]

Debbie Lineweaver

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Debbie has a love for preserving open space and rural communities. She took initiative to start SO Fresh in southwest Virginia, and has been committing her time to volunteer to get the organization off the ground and established as a non-profit. SO Fresh is building connections between growers and consumers and other organizations in […]