Izzy Baird
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Izzy Baird is a former Research and Communications intern at Food Tank. She is currently studying history and biology at Mount Holyoke College. Izzy is passionate about environmental education and loves to learn and teach about agriculture and food access. In her free time, Izzy enjoys horseback riding, reading, and debating.

Mighty Earth Campaign Takes On Tyson

Mighty Earth Campaign Director, Lucia von Reusner, sat down with Food Tank to discuss one of her latest campaigns to address the environmental impact of Tyson Foods.

James Beard Foundation Honors Leaders in Sustainability

The James Beard Foundation recognizes leaders in the sustainable food movement with the eighth annual James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards.

Katie Rains: Policies Should Promote Healthy Eating

GRuB Executive Director Katie Rains spoke with Food Tank about her work to promote access to healthy foods, her dreams for the 2018 Farm Bill, and innovations to foster interest in nutrition and agriculture.

Melony Edwards: The Importance of Representation in Agriculture

Farm Manager Melony Edwards sat down with Food Tank to discuss food system challenges such as racial disparities in land access and unequal crop subsidies.

Agricultural Education Programs are Training the Next Generation of Sustainable Farmers

Guy Kilpatric, manager of the University of Maryland’s Terp Farm, weighs in on methods to encourage and teach aspiring farmers about economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable agricultural practices.

A Farmer’s Perspective: Climate Change, Soil Degradation, and Sustainability

Jennifer Schmidt, a farmer and leader in the sustainable farming movement, spoke with Food Tank about a variety of issues facing the agricultural system, like climate change and diminishing opportunities for new farmers, and shared some solutions to these problems.

Meredith Epstein is Transforming Agricultural Education

Meredith Epstein, the head of the University of Maryland’s Sustainable Agriculture program, shares the importance of teaching new farmers, the challenges that new farmers face, and strategies to inspire the next generation of sustainable farmers.

Ben Friedman Uses a Business Model to Promote a Sustainable Food System

Ben Friedman shares how restaurants can transform food practices to promote sustainability. He sat down with Food Tank to talk about a range of issues that hurt the food system, and how individuals can help solve these problems.

Food, Business, and Sustainability: An Intersection Revolutionizing the Food System

Kristen Rainey works to fight food waste and promote plant-based diets at Google. She spoke with Food Tank about the biggest problems she sees in today’s food system, and discussed innovative solutions to these challenges.