Nina Budabin McQuown

Network Coordinator

Nina Budabin McQuown’s work at markets, in fields, and in urban gardens, has always taken place alongside research and scholarship on the cultures of food and agriculture. They hold a PhD in English Literature, focused on the socio-cultural history of soil, and have many years of experience as an editor. At the Farmers Market Coalition, they coordinate the creation, aggregation, and sharing of resources in support of farm direct operators and the local food systems they create.

Name Pronouncer: (Nee-nah BOO-da-bin Mc-WOWn) 

Current Focus: Nina’s work focuses on the toolkits and resources that support farm direct practitioners in their work including resource libraries, resource creation, practitioner papers, and curricula. Contact them if you have an idea for a new resource, or know of an existing resource that should be made available to farm direct operators or farm direct GusNIP grantees.

Pronouns: They/ Them/ Theirs

Nina lives in Baltimore, MD, and can be reached at (888) 362-8177 ext 700 or


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