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


Maureen McGonagle


Maureen McGonagle served as an Americorps VISTA volunteer and assisted the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market with a variety of programs and daily tasks. She worked on a SNAP double value program as part of her mission to bring healthy food to low-income people. The affordability of local produce is a primary barrier to access […]

Kristin McCartney


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 […]

Kevin Johnson


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 […]