Cameron Farlow earned her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in Anthropology and Geography in 2006, and completed her Master’s Degree in Appalachian Studies and Sustainable Development from Appalachian State University (ASU) in May 2011.

While at Appalachian, she put her studies in localizing food systems into action through her work initiating a sustainable and local food system with Appalachian Food Services at ASU; planning, organizing, and facilitating the second High Country Local Food Summit in 2010; and conducting phase one of a research study on farm profitability with Western North Carolina Agricultural Options Program.

Additionally, Cameron’s experiences working as an AmeriCorps intern in farmland preservation and an environmental educator has provided invaluable experience and insight into the many challenges and opportunities that communities face as they seek to understand and gain control of their local food system.

Cameron Farlow