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Elizabeth Reaves

Senior Program Director, Agriculture & Environment at Sustainable Food Lab
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Elizabeth directs the Sustainable Food Lab’s efforts to develop landscape level collaboration for sustainable agriculture in large-scale grain and livestock systems. Having spent the early part of her life on a dairy farm in Vermont, and then later on a large organic vegetable operation, Elizabeth has a deep appreciation for the people and communities whose livelihoods depend on the land and benefit from natural resources and the complex interactions between social-economic systems and the environment. Prior to the Food Lab she worked for the University of Vermont Center for Rural Studies, Trust for Public Land, Donella Meadows Institute, and US Senator Patrick Leahy. Her advanced degrees are in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont.