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Chelsea Graves, Dining Services Student Farm Manager, Interdisciplinary Studies Major, at Virginia Tech Kentland Farms

McCabe Coolidge

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McCabe Coolidge is a co-founder of Plenty!, a grassroots organization providing programs to provide access to fresh, healthy food to families and individuals in Floyd County, Virginia. Apart from working towards eliminating food insecurity, McCabe is committed to building a healthy and supportive community with his neighbors. He thinks that the biggest challenge is […]

Karen Day

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Karen Day is the co-director of Plenty! She is excited and motivated to connect with people, and wants her organization to help build capacity within the community of Floyd. Karen believes that it is vital to invest time into building relationships with other organizations in the community. She believes that Floyd County has the […]

Jessica Crum

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Jessica recently completed her Master’s degree at West Virginia University in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. She has been working in the West Virginia region of the Appalachian Foodshed Project with Dr. Cheryl Brown, focusing on the way in which farmers markets intersect with the emergency food system. Jessica conducted statewide […]