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While the Coalition has broad membership across many different partnering agencies and organizations, staff from The Ohio State University Extension-Cuyahoga County lead many aspects of our efforts.
Amanda Osborne, Program Coordinator
Amanda Osborne joined The Ohio State University Extension (OSUE) staff in Cuyahoga County as the Program Coordinator of Community Development in July, 2015. As a member of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition, Amanda is working to connect low-income families to healthy, affordable, and local food by coordinating the Produce Perks EBT Incentive program at farmers’ markets where shoppers utilizing food stamps can receive additional dollars to purchase fruits and vegetables. In addition to this work, Amanda is partnering with local food businesses and producers to develop strategies that will help strengthen northeast Ohio’s local food cluster and empower small and growing food businesses to reach their fullest potential within our regional economy.
Amanda has been working in the urban agriculture field for the last four years, gaining experience in both Washington, D.C. and Cleveland. She received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Geography from Ohio University, and received her Master’s in Urban Geography from The George Washington University. Amanda is a strong advocate for social and environmental justice. She is the manager for the Gordon Square Farmers' Market, and is also a member of the Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association (GCBA).