See you at Summit: Colleen Donovan

      Posted On: July 19, 2018

Meet 2018 Direct Ag Summit Speaker, Colleen Donovan:

After 15 years of direct support and research, Colleen Donovan became the Executive Director of the Washington State Farmers Market Association in June 2018. Working at nonprofits, Washington State University, Washington State Department of Agriculture, and as an independent contractor, she has helped lead statewide farmers market surveys and data tracking, over 20 Rapid Market Assessments, projects with Latino farmers, creating shopper promotions, and building farmers market integrity. Colleen and colleague Karen Kinney curated their favorite tips and tools in the “Washington Farmers Market Management Toolkit” among  other publications. Originally from California’s Central Valley, Colleen was a serial exchange student for many years (including studies at Universidade de São Paulo) and now lives in Ellensburg, WA. She has a BS from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and MA from the University of Washington.