Sammy Blair
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Sammy Blair is a former Research and Writing Intern with Food Tank with a Bachelor of English degree from Colorado College. An avid traveler and outdoors-woman, she has worked in and written about local food systems around the world. Sammy lives in Colorado and works across the state for community food access, school to farm, and conservation programs.

Quality Meat from Quality Care: An Interview with Niman Ranch Farmer Randy Gadient

Randy Gadient, a Niman Rancher and hog farmer, explains why connecting with animals, involving more young farmers, and reviving small farms are key to changing the food system.

True Cost Accounting Can Positively Impact All Facets of U.S. Food System

Long-time organic farmer, Anne Schwartz talks about True Cost Accounting, and the positive social and environmental implications of integrating local, organic, and small-farms into food system policy.

Farmer Fridays: Scott Sibbel on Sustainable and Humane Farm Practices

Scott Sibbel, a Niman Ranch farmer, tells how sustainable, traditional, and humane farming techniques are transforming the U.S. food system.

Food Rescue US’ App Connects Hungry People with Fresh Food

An interview with Kevin Mullins, co-founder of Food Rescue US, discusses the root of food waste and hunger in America. Mullins tells how creative and simple technology may provide solutions.

Soil Carbon Sequestration Is a Solution to Climate Change

Tucker of Kiss the Ground shares the importance of soil carbon sequestration and soil health for the wellbeing of humanity and the environment.

Fun Food Can Help Fix the Food System

Scott Norton of Sir Kensington’s believes entertainment and education are key to engaging people in responsible consumption of ordinary and overlooked foods.

Family Farms and Food System Transparency for Change

Roger Johnson tells the importance of supporting family farms and encouraging a more transparent food system to spark consumer engagement. He will be speaking at the Washington D.C. Food Tank Summit in February.

HAPPY Inspires Youth Engagement in the Food System

Haile Thomas of HAPPY educates younger generations about plant-based diets and healthy lifestyle choices to create positive change in the food system. She will be speaking at the Washington D.C. Food Tank Summit in February.