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Advisory Committee

Alice Ammerman
Director, University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health

Michael Aquaro
Resident District Manager, Bon Appétit, Duke University

Diane Beth
Nutrition Manager/North Carolina Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Coordinator, Physical Activity and Nutrition Branch, Division of Public Health, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Debbie Bost
Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension Director

Blake Brown
Hugh C. Kiger Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University; founder of the Program for Value-Added & Alternative Agriculture (now North Carolina MarketReady)

Ted Burch
Burch Farms

Leah Chester-Davis
Coordinator of Communications and Community Outreach, North Carolina MarketReady; Extension Communication Specialist, Department of Communication Services, North Carolina State University

Eva Clayton
Former United States Congresswoman and Assistant Director–General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Beverly Collins-Hall
American Indian Mothers

Roger Crickenberger
Associate Director, Agriculture Programs, North Carolina State University

Sidney Cruze
Freelance Food and Agriculture Writer

John Day
Cabarrus County Manager

Ginger Deason
Coastal Plains Field Coordinator, Appalachia-Southeastern Region, Heifer International

Annette Dunlap
Agribusiness Developer, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Carolyn Dunn
Professor, Nutrition Specialist and Associate State Program Leader, Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences

Michelle Eley
Community and Economic Development Specialist, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Dan Gerlach
President, Golden LEAF Foundation

Billy Guillet
Director, Agricultural Advancement Consortium, North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, Inc.

David Hamilton
Southeast Regional Coordinator, Real Food Challenge

Maggie Hamm
Editor and Marketing Officer, Carolina Farm Credit

Debbie Hamrick
Director, Specialty Crops, North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation, Inc.

David Harper
Founder, Land in Common

Lucy Harris
Executive Director, SEEDS

Pricey Harrison
North Carolina House of Representatives, District 57 (Guilford)

Claire Hermann
Outreach & Communications Associate and Coordinator, Come to the Table Project, The Rural Advancement Foundation International–USA

Alex and Betsy Hitt
Producers, Peregrine Farm

Will Hooker
Professor, Permaculture and Design, Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University

Savi Horne
Executive Director, Land Loss Prevention Project

Leslie Hossfeld
Associate Professor, Public Sociology Program Director, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Richard Huettman
Acre Station Meat Farm

Melissa Ix
Former Cooperative Extension Agent, Moore County

Emily Jackson
Program Director, Growing Minds, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

Charlie Jackson
Executive Director, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

Barry Jacobs
Orange County Commissioner

Mary and Nelson James
Producers, Dogwood Farms

Teresa Jones
Whole Foods Market, Regional Manager

Andrew Kennedy
President, FoodLogiQ

Randy Lait
Director, Dining Services, North Carolina State University

Mike Lanier
Cooperative Extension Area Agent, Agribusiness, Orange County

Rick Larson
North Carolina Program Director, Natural Capital Investment Fund

Sally Lee
Fresh Local Organic Food, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ted Lord
Vice President of Programs/Staff Attorney, Golden LEAF Foundation

Henry McCoy
Founder, Fourth Sector Bancorp

David McNaught
Former Public Policy Analyst, Environmental Defense Fund

Roland McReynolds
Executive Director, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

Steve Moore
Small Farm Unit Manager, Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Mike Morris
Energy Specialist, National Center for Appropriate Technology

Scott Myers
Director of Food and Vending, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Don Nonini
Professor, Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fawn Pattison
Executive Director, Toxic Free NC

Tom Philpott
Writer and Food Editor, Grist Magazine

Noah Ranells
Agriculture Economic Development Coordinator, Orange County Economic Development Commission

Richard Reich
Assistant Commissioner, Agricultural Services, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Andrea Reusing
Chef and Owner, Lantern Restaurant

Simon Rich
Producer, Edenton

Debbie Roos
Cooperative Extension Agent, Agriculture–Sustainable/Organic Production, Chatham County

Brian Rosa
Environmental Specialist, North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance

Michelle Schroeder-Moreno
Coordinator, Agroecology Programs, North Carolina State University

Tami Schwerin
Executive Director, Abundance Foundation

Ruffin Slater
General Manager, Weaver Street Market

Michael Sligh
Director, Just Foods, The Rural Advancement Foundation International–USA

Robert Andrew Smith
Executive Director, Leaflight

John Sopper
Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Bob Sutter
Executive Director, North Carolina Peanut Growers Association

Alton Thompson
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Michael Tiemann
Vice President, Open Source Affairs, Red Hat

Maurice Totty
Senior Procurement Manager, Foodbuy LLC, Compass Group

Steve Washburn
Professor, Extension Specialist, Animal Science, North Carolina State University; Pasture-based Dairy Unit Coordinator, Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Peter Werbicki
CEO, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Melinda Wiggins
Executive Director, Student Action with Farmworkers

Hollis Wild
Vice President, Ashe County Farmers Market

Hillary Wilson
Co-founder and Co-director, Maverick Farms

Norman Wirzba
Research Professor of Theology, Ecology and Rural Life, Duke University Divinity School

Debbie Worley
Producer, Worley Farms