- Director, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Jennifer Hashley is the Director for the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. Prior to becoming Project Director in 2006, Jennifer was the New Entry Project Coordinator for five years. Jennifer is a leader in local food systems work focusing on beginning farmer development. Her role at New Entry includes building community partnerships, developing new programs and services, mentoring and supporting project staff, securing sustainable resources for all program operations, writing grants, strategic planning, and overseeing incubator training farm site infrastructure and a multi-year sustainable agriculture training curriculum in specialty crops and livestock production for limited resource farmers. Jennifer's managerial strengths have helped transform New Entry into a nationally recognized farmer training program with multiple components — training and technical assistance, marketing, finding land and resources, hands-on learning at training farms, accessing government programs and resources, and conducting training for other incubator farm and community food security projects across the US. Jennifer also excels in working side by side with farmers in the field, at markets, and in the classroom.