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WEBINAR: Farm and Community Food Program response to COVID-19 – keeping our farmers, customers and communities healthy
March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Given the CoVid-19 outbreak and its potential impact on land-based and community farm and food systems projects, we invite you to share best practices and to collectively think through and apply the CDC and Health Department guidance to our farm and food settings to make sure that our organizations are taking the best measures possible to protect staff, farmers, participants, and the community. We’d like to provide opportunities to give examples of what programs are doing and engage in conversation to find solutions. The IRC and New Entry will share updates from our various organizations and encourage others to share their approach to supporting farmers and food security efforts during this pandemic.
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Jennifer Hashley works as Director of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, a land-based beginning farmer training program that assists diverse individuals to begin small-scale commercial agriculture in Massachusetts as a way to preserve farmland and to expand consumer access to locally-grown foods. Jennifer also launched a vegetable and livestock farm with her husband, raising chickens, eggs, pork, sheep, grass-fed beef, and specialty vegetables and fruit. Jennifer has worked with New Entry for over 18 years and holds a Master’s in Agricultural Policy from Tufts and a BS in Environmental Science from Indiana University. She aims to see diverse economically-viable and sustainable farms with secure land tenure thriving throughout New England.
Eugenia Gusev works as a Technical Adviser for Food Security and Agriculture programs for the International Rescue Committee. Her focus is on the design and implementation of programs that focus on refugee food security and agriculture in the United States. She also focuses on developing staff capacity on monitoring and evaluation methods specifically around common metrics and participatory evaluation. Eugenia has worked with IRC for 10 years and she speaks French and Russian fluently, and is conversational in Spanish. Eugenia holds an M.A. in International Public Management from Sciences Po University in Paris, France, and a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs.