heroes

Our Heroes is a regular series that highlights the work and the daily lives of people who are making major changes in the world of food and agriculture!

In the Field with Farmer Kendra Ellis from East New York Farms

Kendra Ellis is the 22-year-old manager of the East New York Farms! Youth Farm, farming under an acre of land in East New York. We caught up with Kendra to learn more about her journey to become a young farmer in Brooklyn and about East New York Farms!.

Chef Sean Sherman of The Sioux Chef on Indigenous Food Systems

Chef Sean Sherman (Oglala Lakota) has gained international attention for his work at The Sioux Chef, a culinary venture that highlights indigenous foods. We spoke with Chef Sherman to explore the sustainability of indigenous food systems and better understand his team's approach to food.

Talking with Dave Llewellyn from Glynwood About Support for Food and Farming Professionals

Dave Llewellyn is the Director of Farm Stewardship at Glynwood, a non-profit organization supporting food and farming professionals across New York's Hudson Valley. Learn more about the advice Dave has for high school and college students interested in a career in farming and how Glynwood is responding to the challenge that climate change poses to agriculture.

Talking Animal Agriculture and Pasture-Based Farming with Andrew Gunther

Learn why Andrew Gunther, executive director of A Greener World, feels that not all beef is the same when it comes to the water footprint of beef, why it's important that all meat producers don't get lumped together and why he is committed to helping people understand the differences between conventional and pasture-based meat.

Talking Clean Water and Industrial Agriculture with Kelly Hunter Foster

Meet Kelly Hunter Foster, senior attorney at Waterkeeper Alliance. Kelly manages several campaigns, including Clean Water Act-related legal actions against the government and polluters. Read on to learn what Kelly thinks can be done to hold agribusiness more accountable - and what inspires her.

Talking Climate Change and Food with Former EPA Administrator Judith Enck

After serving seven years as Regional Administrator for Region 2 of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Judith Enck has begun the next chapter in her career. Ms. Enck recently became the inaugural Visiting Scholar at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Read on to hear more about her thoughts on climate change and the food system - and her advice for students.

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