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Jul 20, 2021

Mary Cleaver is one of the country’s foremost authorities on sustainable food and local sourcing. Together with her husband, Mary operates Green Table Farms, a 200-acre organic family farm in Washington County, NY. She was the founder and owner of the catering company The Cleaver Co. and The Green Table restaurant in...


Jul 13, 2021

Robyn O'Brien is one of the most recognized voices in the food industry. Her TEDx talk, based on her book The Unhealthy Truth and watched by millions, exposes the shortcomings of our food system and has influenced policy, legislation, and product formulation in the food industry. Named “food’s Erin Brockovich” by...


Jul 6, 2021

Dr. Kara Young is an expert in food systems and racial inequality. Dr. Young worked as an Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University and currently sits on the steering committee of the Ohio Food Policy Network and the advisory circle of Kindred: "A Creative Accelerator for Artists of Color". Dr. Young has a decade...


Jun 29, 2021

Ken Meter is one of the most experienced food system analysts in the United States, with 50 years of experience in inner-city and rural community capacity building, integrating market analysis, business development, systems thinking, and social concerns. His local economic analyses have promoted local food networks in...


Jun 22, 2021

Dr. Shakara Tyler is a returning generation farmer, educator and activist-scholar who engages in Black agrarianism, agroecology, food sovereignty and climate justice. Dr. Tyler serves as Board President at the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and is a member of the Black Dirt Farm Collective and of the