About the Presenters
Ryan Morra is the Professional Learning Coordinator at Shelburne Farms. In this role, he oversees the Vermont FEED (Food Education Every Day) and Education for Sustainability Partnerships programs. Ryan holds a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Warren Wilson College (Asheville, NC) and a M.S. from University of Vermont (Burlington, VT). His background includes farming, sustainable forestry, leading outdoor adventures, and teaching through place-based and project-based learning.
Simca Horwitz is the Co-Director at Massachusetts Farm to School, where she works with farmers, food service directors and advocates to increase local foods procurement and education at schools and other institutions. Simca’s passion for local food has led her to work at several Boston-area agricultural non-profits, where she has contributed through farming, educating, and cooking. She holds an M.S. in Food and Agriculture Policy from the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
Rachel Harb is the Training & Events Coordinator at Massachusetts Farm to School. She co-founded the UMass Amherst Dining Services permaculture and sustainability programs, secured $1.4M in grant funding for food and farming projects, and has consulted on farm-to-school programs across the northeast region. She currently coordinates workshops and trainings for farm-to-school stakeholders, and provides individualized technical assistance to schools and other institutions.