2012 22.1 Congratulations to the 2011 Advocate of the Year

Colleen Donovan, WSU Small Farms Program

Tilth Producers of Washington honors Colleen Donovan who has played a critical role in developing and supporting Washington’s sustainable agriculture community. Colleen currently leads the Farmers Market Research Project at WSU Small Farms Program, analyzing data which will contribute to the local and national discourse on the success of farmers markets. Whether managing the regional Heifer Project, updating the WSDA Green Book, facilitating sessions for women farmers, or teaching poultry processing workshops, Colleen has a wealth of knowledge on food systems that she shares freely in an upbeat, focused, and inclusive manner. Her dedication and enthusiasm for projects that support small farms is a great benefit to farmers across the state.

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