Betsy is Co-Director of Vermont FEED, a nationally recognized farm to school partnership program of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont and Shelburne Farms. Betsy also coordinates the Vermont Farm to School & Early Childhood Network and the Northeast Farm to School Collaborative, and serves on the Advisory Board of the National Farm to School Network.
Prior to joining Shelburne Farms, Betsy helped establish the Burlington School Food Project and Education for Sustainability programs in Burlington schools. She also helped Vermont FEED draft and pass Vermont’s first Farm to School bill and grant program. She led the effort to create a Lake Champlain museum on Burlington’s waterfront with a nationally recognized youth employment program. Most recently, Betsy was Director of Projects and interim Director at the Orton Family Foundation with a focus on community planning, development, and engagement in small cities and towns.