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GNF Steering Committee

Steering Committee Members


  • John Berry, Penn State Cooperative Extension
  • Marion Bowlan, PA Farm Link
  • Rachel Dannefer, New Immigrant Farmer Initiative, Heifer International, NY
  • Ross Eddy, USDA Farm Service Agency, CT
  • Erica Fearn, Connecticut Farm Bureau
  • Judith Gillan, New England Small Farm Institute, MA
  • Deb Heleba, Land Link VT
  • Beth Holtzman, VT Beginning Farmer Network
  • Dave Kimmel, NJ State Agriculture Development Committee and NJ Department of Agriculture
  • Seth Kroek, Crystal Spring Community Farm, ME
  • Ginger Myers, Howard County Economic Development Authority, MD
  • Kathy Ruhf, Land For Good, MA/NH
  • Cathy Sheils, College of Ag and Life Sciences, Cornell University, NY
  • David Smith, Springfield Farm, MD