Regan Emmons became a board member during her tenure at Utah State University where she served as the Farmers Market Promotion Program director to support a network of farmers market managers in Utah and specifically helped markets increase capacity to accept SNAP. Currently, she works in development and partnership for Extension Foundation and is focused on climate and agriculture.
Originally from East Tennessee, Regan has lived out west for over 20 years in Hawaii, Arizona, and Utah, and now lives on the Oregon coast. She has worked in agriculture and community food system development for the last 13 years. This work included being a K-12 food system and environmental educator, a Community Supported Agriculture operator, a researcher, and the coordinator for the Rogue Valley Food System Network from 2016-2018 where food access programming such as Veggie RX, SNAP use, and SNAP incentive programs at farmers markets was a focus.
Regan is delighted to serve as an active board member and continue supporting farmers markets. When not hanging out at a farmers markets, she can be found landscaping around her house, hiking on public lands, or dancing argentine tango. She earned a Masters of Art in Sustainable Communities from Northern Arizona University.