Greater Franklin Food Council Adds Members to Steering Committee

FARMINGTON – The Greater Franklin Food Council has added three new members to its steering committee.

Amanda Adams is an accountant and lives in Farmington with his wife, Mary. Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, she moved to Maine in 2014. She is in the process of completing her post-bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Maine in Augusta. She is the treasurer of the GFFC.

Tiffany Baker is the Human Resources Specialist in the Franklin County Commissioners’ Office. She has lived in Franklin County for 24 years and resides in Wilton. She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She is the mother of two grown children and has a husband who teaches at Spruce Mountain High School in Jay.

Justus Hillebrand is an independent research consultant in history and digital humanities. He experienced activism around local food systems during his doctoral studies at the University of Maine at Orono. His recent publication “To Know the Land with Hands and Minds…” is a look at the agricultural knowledge system and covers western Maine in 1900. He lives in Farmington with his family.

The board also recognizes past board member Kirsten Dubord for her service and passion for creating a healthy food system in Franklin County. She is a community banker specializing in residential loans for the Skowhegan Savings Banks in Franklin County. Additionally, she is a diverse farmer who grows a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and hops on her farm.

The public is invited to follow the advice on Facebook for updates and to learn more about the work underway in the Franklin County food system.

For any questions, contact Deb Burd, GFFC Coordinator, at 207-684-2055 or [email protected].

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