Travis Singley is the Local Food Program Manager at the Texas Center for Local Food in Elgin, Tx, where he works to economically empower small-scale producers and create community through agriculture. He also works for the Central Texas Meat Collective where he helps to bring together farmers, chefs, butchers, and students all in the name of transparent meat education and ethical meat production.
After working in restaurants for multiple years, Travis moved to Austin to pursue his Master’s degree in Social Work. It was while still enrolled in school that Travis began working as a Food Justice Advocate at a nearby farm, where he helped to expand access to organic produce and meat to the surrounding low-income neighborhood. From there, the rest is history, as they say. After remembering how amazing it felt to have his fingers in the soil, Travis spent the next few years working as a farmer at different organic farms throughout Central Texas, raising sustainable meat, growing organic veggies, and learning from those smarter than himself.
When Travis is not talking about food, eating food, or helping folks to learn about and engage with their food, Travis lives in Pflugerville, Tx with his wife and two dogs.