I am very excited to be working at Friends of Family Farmers as the Capital Assistance for Local Farmers Coordinator. I have been in the farming and food system world for about ten years in different capacities. I am a grower, eater, consumer, and enthusiastic supporter of small farmers across Oregon. I've been lucky enough to grow up in this state in the Willamette Valley and enjoy the abundance. I'm excited to learn this role and make resources as accessible as possible for small farmers to succeed long-term.