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


Cheryl Brown


Dr. Cheryl Brown is an Agricultural Economist at West Virginia University. Cheryl believes that local food opportunities can create a parallel economy where people have more control over their livelihood and local businesses. She pays special attention to the community building aspect of farmers markets. She stresses the importance of collaborating and communicating between […]

Jessica Crum


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 […]