Testimonials

Green Festival Speakers

Joseph McIntyre

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Joseph McIntyre is president of Ag Innovations Network, a United States based nongovernmental organization, focused on the sustainability of the food system. Ag Innovations Network convenes and facilitates multistakeholder efforts to improve the performance of the food system for producers, consumers, and participants in local, regional, and global food supply chains. These efforts focus both on policy changes and on direct improvements on farms, processing sites, and food outlets. Joseph is a trusted intermediary between diverse interests in agriculture and has consulted/facilitated processes with large global entities such as Sodexo, cuttingedge companies such as Clif Bar, environmental organizations including National Resources Defense Council and Community Alliance with Family Farmers, prominent NGOs including Roots of Change and Sustainable Food Lab, government entities including California Department of Pesticide Regulation, trade associations such as California Association of County Agricultural Commissioners, and community groups such as Poder Popular. He is the leader of the Food System Alliance project, a Californiabased effort to create countylevel associations of producers and community members to preserve the longterm viability of the food system in the State and the California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment, the state's most prominent effort to align the interests and needs of agricultural producers and environmental organizations around a common policy platform. Joseph holds an M.A. in economics from the University of Rhode Island and an M.A. in psychology/organization development from Sonoma State University. Ag Innovations Network is based in Sebastopol, CA.Joseph McIntyre is president of Ag Innovations Network, a United States based nongovernmental organization, focused on the sustainability of the food system. Ag Innovations Network convenes and facilitates multistakeholder efforts to improve the performance of the food system for producers, consumers, and participants in local, regional, and global food supply chains. These efforts focus both on policy changes and on direct improvements on farms, processing sites, and food outlets. Joseph is a trusted intermediary between diverse interests in agriculture and has consulted/facilitated processes with large global entities such as Sodexo, cuttingedge companies such as Clif Bar, environmental organizations including National Resources Defense Council and Community Alliance with Family Farmers, prominent NGOs including Roots of Change and Sustainable Food Lab, government entities including California Department of Pesticide Regulation, trade associations such as California Association of County Agricultural Commissioners, and community groups such as Poder Popular. He is the leader of the Food System Alliance project, a Californiabased effort to create countylevel associations of producers and community members to p