Equitable food systems policy, efficient food systems administration,
race/class/gender related issues of food systems
Ali Zipparo works for UVM Extension in the New Farmer Project and Women in Agriculture Network programs. She is the coordinator of a new youth agricultural savings/education program, called UVM Extension Youth Agricultural Individual Development Accounts, housed in the Center for Sustainable Agriculture. She comes to UVM Extension with wide-ranging experience in Vermont agriculture and policy, including work with VHCB Farm Viability Program and the Farm to Plate program. Trained in both environmental science and policy, Ali is especially passionate about agriculture policy. She hails from Connecticut, where she worked on an organic CSA farm, and started an urban community garden in the city of Danbury. On the weekends, Ali can be found volunteering on different farms throughout the state, trying to fight the effects of city living.