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Lauren Gwin, Oregon State University

Lauren Gwin is an Assistant Professor and Extension Food Systems Specialist at Oregon State University, and the Associate Director of the OSU Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems. Her work focuses on policy and regulations, small-scale processing, and distribution and marketing within local and regional food systems. She co-founded and coordinates the national …

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Brigid McCrea

   Brigid A. McCrea is a native of California and grew up in both Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. She was introduced to farming through her local 4-H club and began her lifelong love of chickens by participating in poultry shows.  Now at Delaware State University in Dover, Brigid is an Assistant Professor and Extension Poultry Specialist. She …

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Lauren Gwin

Dr. Lauren Gwin is research and extension faculty in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Oregon State University and is associated with OSU’s Small Farms Program. She works with Oregon’s small meat processors and the livestock producers and local/niche markets that depend on them, focusing on supply chain logistics and legal/regulatory issues.   …

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Arion Thiboumery

Dr. Arion Thiboumery is Vice President of Lorentz Meats, a medium-small sized processor in Minnesota, and an Extension Associate at Iowa State University. He received his doctorate from Iowa State University in Rural Sociology and Meat Science.  Email: arion[at]iastate.edu

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