The Texas Center for Local Food was founded in 2016 and is a project of the Growers Alliance of Central Texas (Gro-ACT). Gro-ACT and TCLF are both run by farmer majorities. The Growers Alliance of Central Texas is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
||Cameron Molberg is co-owner and former CEO and General Manager of Coyote Creek Organic Feed Mill & Farm located in Elgin. Cameron has been working with local farmers since 2007 when he managed an organic quick-service restaurant chain in Austin. Cameron joined Coyote Creek in 2010 when the mill was only 3 years old. His success in expanding the business and increasing the mill's capacity has resulted in hundreds of family farms gaining better access to high-quality feeds for their livestock. Over his tenure, throughput increased 10-fold. That's a lot more local food on the tables in Texas! Cameron serves on the board of The Cornucopia Institute and he is available for consulting through New Growth Management.|
|Lorig Hawkins is an organic farmer and co-founder of the Texas Young Farmers’ Coalition. Ms. Hawkins serves on the boards of the Texas Center for Local Food and FarmShare Austin. She was previously the lead farmer for FarmShare Austin, where she trained beginning farmers. Ms. Hawkins holds two Bachelor’s degree, one in Film Theory and the other in General Kinesiology and is completing her masters in Agricultural Education at Texas State University.
|Skip Connett is the co-owner of Green Gate Farms with his wife Erin Flynn. Skip is a Board member of the Growers' Alliance of Central Texas (our mother organization) and he also serves on the Advisory Council for the Sustainable Agriculure and Entrepreneurship program at Austin Community College Elgin campus.|
Pamela Walker, Good Things to Eat in Texas, Houston and New Mexico
Dr. Naya Jones, co-founder Food for Black Thought and Get Rooted LLC
Erin Flynn, Green Gate Farms, Austin
We're just getting started and will be adding many more beloved advisors!
||Sue Beckwith, Executive Director
Email Sue SueB at TexasLocalFood.org
|Ava Cameron, Project Assistant
Email Ava AskMe@TexasLocalFood.org
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