Local Foods Specialist
Rocky Mountain West Regional Office
Topic Areas: Crops, Farm Energy, Food Equity, Local Foods, Pest Management
Specific Areas of Expertise: Vegetable production, farm maintenance, greenhouse pest management, local food distribution, volunteer management, non-profit experience
Molly Kirkham moved to Montana in January 2020 to serve as an AmeriCorps member at the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center. After a great service year and learning a lot about food insecurity, she began an apprenticeship at an organic vegetable farm called Lifeline Produce. This position allowed her to further her education in local food systems and learn what it takes to successfully grow food in Montana. She joined the National Center for Appropriate Technology in early 2022, where she is putting her skills and knowledge to work in her position as Local Food Specialist.
BSBA in Logistics Management with minor in Spanish Language, Ohio State University
AmeriCorps Member, January 2020-January 2021
Missoula Food Bank and Community Center, Missoula, MT
Worked on improvements with the volunteer program, trained and managed volunteers, resource distribution, and worked with the Kids Table Program delivering food to communities.
Farm Apprentice, April 2021-November 2021
Lifeline Produce, Victor, MT
Completed daily farm operations.