We are excited to introduce Lindsey Cartwright who recently joined the Arkansas Department of Agriculture's Farm to School and Early Childhood Education Program team as the State Local Procurement Manager! Lindsey will provide technical assistance to school food service programs and farms, develop farm to school resources, host local procurement webinars and trainings, and lead the Arkansas Taste Test Grant Program and Harvest of the Season promotional program. Welcome, Lindsey!
Lindsey grew up on a small farm outside of St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from the College of the Ozarks with a bachelor's degree in agronomy and agricultural business. She attended Southern Illinois University - Carbondale (SIU) earning her master's degree in vegetable science. During her time at SIU, Lindsey managed the Student Sustainable Vegetable Farm where she taught students how to sustainably raise and market vegetables on campus and provided a variety of hands-on workshops related to gardening and vegetable production. Lindsey is passionate about agricultural advocacy and education, specialty crop production, and local food. She is excited to share her knowledge and experience with Arkansas producers and schools.
Reach Lindsey via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.