Angela Day co-founded a feed and farm supply store with her husband in Snohomish, Washington. For 25 years, their work at the feed store supported small-scale and hobby farms, and youth projects in the Puget Sound area. Angela also served two terms as an appointed member of the Snohomish County Planning Commission. Her education includes a Master’s in Public Administration and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Washington. She has developed curriculum and taught university courses in public management and leadership. For the past several years, Angela has provided grant review services for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for various programs that promote local food system development and partnerships. She has also worked to develop grant proposals with a goal of promoting local markets, urban agriculture, and more resilient local food systems.
Cathleen McCluskey is the outreach director at Organic Seed Alliance. Cathleen supports OSA communications, and coordination of regional and national outreach efforts, and is the chair of the biennial Organic Seed Growers Conference.