Sustainable Agriculture Program Consultant

Kendra serves as the Sustainable Agriculture Program Consultant for SiX. Kendra will help lead development of and oversee SiX’s sustainable agriculture and food systems work. She will work with national staff at SiX as well as in-state and national partners to promote progressive agriculture policies and legislation in key states across the country. In this position, Kendra brings nearly two decades of experience in agricultural policy and rural organizing to her role as Sustainable Agriculture Program Consultant. She grew up on a Michigan dairy farm and most recently served as Chief Executive Officer for the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project. Kendra has experience working alongside citizen groups, environmental advocates, and sustainable agriculture organizations to shape ecologically-responsible farm and food policies at the state level. Kendra co-founded what is now Oregon’s most influential small farm advocacy organization, Friends of Family Farmers, and served as the group’s registered lobbyist for three legislative sessions. Kendra spent time working as an organizer with the Sierra Club in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota and Oregon. She also worked as a grassroots organizer for the Illinois Stewardship Alliance and served as the Program and Communications Director for the Oregon League of Conservation Voters. Kendra and her husband live and farm in Scio, Oregon where they raise beef cattle, hogs, goats, chickens and turkeys on pasture. When not working or farming, Kendra can usually be found in the garden, riding her horse or playing with her dogs.