New AmeriCorps Members on the Scene!

AnsleyRoberts    Ansley Roberts

From: Charleston, SC

School: American University in Washington, DC. Major in International Studies with a focus in Global Environmental Politics

Favorite thing about agriculture: I love that you can recreate history through food, and how much food brings people together.

Favorite Vegetable: Beets

EllenBeatty   Ellen Beatty

 

From: Highland, MD

School: Appalachian State University. Major in Sustainable Development with a focus in Agriculture

Favorite thing about agriculture: I love that food has the ability to build community, that there is always something new to learn in the realm of agriculture, and the feeling after working on the farm all day.

Favorite Vegetable: Okra

 

Hello Polk County! As you may know, the Polk County Office of Agricultural Economic Development has two AmeriCorps members every year who serve Polk County by providing educational and other resources to the area’s farmers and food enthusiasts. We are so excited to be serving in such a beautiful area, with great people. We started in the beginning of September and have been up to some exciting stuff. It was really great to work on the Friends of Agriculture Breakfast and we were excited to meet so many people in the community. We have also been working on the farmland preservation program, beekeeping, and demonstration garden initiatives. In the next year we hope to expand the office’s programs and serve Polk County by supporting a local, sustainable food system. Stop by the Mill Spring Agriculture Center anytime to say hello!