Mallory joined Minnesota Grown in November 2021. She has more than a decade of experience in marketing, program management, and food systems, including three years in management of a farmers' market. She was raised in a family of small dairy farmers in Southwest Minnesota and is thrilled at the opportunity to promote and support the incredible farmers, growers, and food producers that make up Minnesota Grown’s membership. Mallory holds an M.A. in International Development from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.
At Minnesota Grown: Mallory manages member services including Minnesota Grown logo licensing, online directories, marketing and promotional materials for members, the Cost Share program, the member newsletter, and more. She also manages Minnesota Grown's print materials and presence at events.
A life-long food lover, Rachel grew up frequenting farmers markets and thinks picking up a weekly CSA share is better than a birthday! She brings over a decade of experience in marketing and communications, working with Park Square Theatre, SteppingStone Theatre for Youth, and Z Puppets, as well as a background in restaurant management. For over 10 years, Rachel and her spouse operated City Food Studio, a shared-use commercial kitchen.
At Minnesota Grown: Rachel manages the website, blog, and social media presence, our Pick of the Month consumer-facing newsletter, statewide advertising of Minnesota Grown products, and press and public relations.
Will is currently a senior at the University of Minnesota studying Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems. He comes with a background in horticulture, agriculture, and conservation with experience ranging from herding goats in the bluffs of Winona County to working as the farm hand for the Hmong American Farmers Association. Will strives to be a steward for the landscape that supports our local food system and is passionate about creating a sustainable future.
At Minnesota Grown: Will assists the program in editing, promoting, and distributing publications and marketing materials for members. He also coordinates the program’s display at the Minnesota State Fair.