Food Connects is excited to welcome Julicia Myers to our team as our new Food Hub Sales Manager. She joins Food Connects from Canajoharie, NY where she worked with farmers in Montgomery County as the Agricultural Economic Development Program Coordinator.
Julicia grew up on a dairy farm in New York state. It was never a dull moment. Her family raised a herd of registered Jersey and Holstein cattle and she took care of baby animals or had milking shifts when she was older. Aside from farm chores, Julicia participated in 4-H, Dairy Promotions Program, and Future Farmers of America.
Nurtured at an early age, her passion for farming and agriculture lead her to SUNY Cobleskill where she received her Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Business Management. She knew she didn’t want to run a farm but still wanted to help farmers make their businesses more sustainable, diversify their offerings, and grow their markets.
“I am excited to start at Food Connects,” said Julicia. “The idea of a local food distribution organization is exciting. Local purchasing keeps local dollars in the local economy.” Not only is her passion for local food evident but she brings a strong skill set of economic development and marketing tools that will help our local producers thrive.
Julicia brings her passion for local food home with her every day. She and her husband are homesteaders, owning a small herd of Herefords, broiler chickens, and egg-laying hens. In her spare time she is training her border collie, Ringo, to herd the chickens and ultimately sheep. Her recent honeymoon took her to Seattle and Alaska where she was able to take in the positive vibe and tasty treats of the West-Coast local food movement and the mind-blowing beauty of the mountains in Juneau.
But what she really loves? Getting together with family around the holidays. “We have a huge meal, where everyone comes together and reconnects. Food is the thing that brings people back together.”