• Debra Eschmeyer

    Co-Founder & VP of External Affairs at FoodCorps

    Growing up on a dairy farm in rural Ohio, Eschmeyer was ingrained at an early age with an appreciation for how agriculture policy meets the plow. Eschmeyer is a recipient of the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award in recognition of her school food reform efforts. As a Food & Community Fellow with the Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy and the Communications and Outreach Director of the National Farm to School Network, Eschmeyer created One Tray, a successful national campaign to improve child nutrition by encouraging a more direct connection between local farms and federal nutrition programs. Eschmeyer currently serves on the AGree Advisory Council, the Culinary Institute of America Sustainable Business Leadership Council, and as Chair of the James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards. A go-to expert on food systems and policy, she works from her organic farm in Ohio.

    foodcorps.org

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