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

Meredith Ledlie Johnson

Meredith Ledlie Johnson’s interest in the food system began while she studied farm worker rights in college. From there her interests grew to art, social work, and environmental stewardship. She moved from New York City to Virginia to work as a community nutrition coordinator for the Family Nutrition Program. She collaborates with farmer’s markets to […]

Kristin McCartney

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Kristin’s extension role is centered on providing nutrition leadership and expertise to families across the state of West Virginia. She believes in building food, health, and farming connections to help transform the communities in which she works. Kristin is also involved in the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition as the chairperson of […]

Diana Manee- Youth Empowered Solutions

Diana Manee works for Youth Empowered Solutions in Asheville, NC. She guides groups of employed youth in various community-based projects they decide on. Recently they have been working to integrate healthy food into a corner store within walking distance to several public housing communities that do not have easy access to a grocery store. in […]

Diana Manee

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Diana works for Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!) in Asheville, NC. She guides groups of employed youth in various community-based projects they decide on. Recently they have been working to integrate healthy food into a corner store in a community within walking distance to several public housing communities that do not have easy […]