Agricultural and Food Business and Policy Adviser
Poppy Davis is an agricultural and food business and policy adviser. She works with farm organizations around the country to train farmers and ranchers on financial and legal business management skills. She also works directly with nonprofits, associations, and local governments to help them build financial and managerial capacity and to develop programs to support farmers and ranchers and related enterprises and to improve healthy food access. She began her career as a California Certified Public Accountant and later worked for the United States Department of Agriculture. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of California at Davis, a Masters in Journalism from Georgetown University, and a Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School. Her not-for-profit experience includes a year as the Executive Director of the Ecological Farming Association, and board service including Oregon Tilth and the University of California’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (current) and previously the Farmer-Veteran Coalition, The Carrot Project New England, Red Tomato, The Center for Land Based Learning, and The Community Alliance with Family Farmers.