Co-Chair External Affairs Committee
Elaine joined the Board of Directors in January 2017. After a long and fulfilling career in marketing research, she decided to leave it behind to learn how to farm sustainably. To learn how to do that, she’s currently a full-time student at the College of Lake County working toward a degree in Horticulture with a focus on sustainable agriculture. She also obtained her first hands-on experience in farming by interning at The Talking Farm during the 2016 growing season. Elaine enjoyed her experience with the farm so much that she jumped at the chance to join The Talking Farm Board of Directors so that she could continue working to advance its mission. In addition to school, working on another sustainable farm for the 2017 growing season, and participating on this board, she’s also involved in an initiative that will increase the availability of locally grown produce in traditional retail channels e.g., grocery stores.