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Katie Myhre

Stephanie Fenty August 21, 2020

Technology Research Manager Katie Myhre (My-ree) has been an advocate for creative and profitable adoption of technology within food and farm communities for her entire career. With work spanning various areas of food system advocacy, she has managed multiple markets in Minneapolis. Katie’s central focus has been supporting small food and farm business viability on…

Nina Budabin McQuown

Rachael July 14, 2020

Resource Libraries 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…

Ethel Recinos

Rachael May 13, 2020

  Communications Associate Ethel is passionate about increasing community access to information. She’s used her writing and communication skills as tools for community building and has extensive experience working with immigrant and refugee populations across Iowa. Ethel’s interest in food systems stems from her upbringing in Iowa, where she grew up witnessing the community and…

Rachael Ward

Darlene Wolnik January 8, 2020

Farmers Market Support Project Manager Rachael Ward brings 10 years of project management experience in the non-profit sector at the intersection of nutrition, public health, and agriculture. She is passionate about tying the fields of food assistance and local food together to create equitable and inclusive environments. After completing her Masters in Global Health at…

Erica Anderson

Darlene Wolnik October 2, 2019

Erica grew up in Ames, Iowa in the backyard of Iowa State University. Interested in sustainable agriculture and community development, she moved to Madison, Wisconsin to pursue a Bachelors in Community and Environmental Sociology with a Certificate in Analysis and Research (‘16). Through work managing a small farmers market, conducting evaluation activities for a USDA…

Stephanie Fenty

Stephanie Fenty April 25, 2017

Stephanie got her start in local food by working for The Land Connection (TLC), a nonprofit focused on training new farmers and preserving farmland in Central Illinois. In 2014, she helped to establish the Champaign Farmers Market in her role as office manager and assistant farmers market manager. Organizing efforts in fundraising, event planning, operations,…

Jen Cheek

Jen O'Brien April 29, 2015

Previously working in urban planning and landscape architecture, Jen has collaborated with the National Park Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and numerous nonprofit and private organizations to create civic meeting spaces, preserve natural areas, and design parks and gardens all over the U.S. Specializing in communication design and outreach, she worked closely with community stakeholders…

Mae Carroll

Liz Comiskey April 28, 2015

EBT Program Manager Mae comes to FMC with a background in program management, small farms marketing, and farmers market-specific SNAP outreach and education.  She has worked internationally to increase market share for women-owned agricultural coops and on ag-related business education. Prior to joining FMC, Mae managed 11 farmers markets in Fairfax, VA and cultivated the partnerships…

Elizabeth Comiskey

Jen O'Brien March 15, 2015

Elizabeth has been involved with small farms for almost (gasp) 20 years! Her love for farming began when she volunteered for the overnight lambing watch on her college campus. She had no idea that watching little lambs jump and bleat at 1 AM would direct the course of her life. After working on farms in…

Emma Hansen

Liz Comiskey March 7, 2015

Emma is a local foodie and environmentalist from Raleigh, NC. With a BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, she understands the importance of supporting local, sustainable agriculture and how it can strengthen communities, their economies and the environment. Increasing healthy food access to those in need is her biggest goal, and FMC allows her to…