Megan Larmer is Director of the Regional Food Program. She leads projects that convene food and farming professionals to execute training, collective efforts, and creative projects that further the development of a regional food system in the Hudson Valley. Primary amongst these are Glynwood's Cider Project, the Hudson Valley CSA Coalition, and Kitchen Cultivars. Previously, Megan was Director of Strategic Initiatives and Community Outreach for Slow Food USA. She holds an MA with distinction in Anthropology from SOAS, University of London, where her research focused on seed exchange, first-generation women farmers and food heritage. Megan is currently a PhD researcher in anthropology at the University of Exeter’s Center for Rural Policy Research investigating the social dynamics of the local food movement in the Hudson Valley. Megan has a broad range of experience in food and agriculture, including ten years as a restaurant professional, farmer's market manager, and community garden organizer.