Founder & Executive Director, Maryland Farmers Market Association
Amy Crone is the Founder & Executive Director of the nonprofit Maryland Farmers Market Association (“MDFMA”). MDFMA implements a statewide farmers market matching program, Maryland Market Money, which since 2014 has provided more than $700,000 in funding to increase food access and farmer sales. MDFMA provides services including technical assistance, an insurance program, and various educational opportunities for the farmers market community. Crone participates in a number of statewide initiatives and is a nationally recognized expert on federal nutrition assistance programs and is working to ensure that electronic processing of federal benefits will remain available at the national level. She has experience in speaking to a variety of audiences across the country about local food system issues and recently moved to a small farm.