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K-State Research and Extension
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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

June 6, 2023

Regional Food System Partnership Grant Staff Hires

Submitted by Londa Nwadike

Our KSRE Local Food Systems Team is pleased to announce that we have hired both of the staff positions supported by our USDA Regional Food System Partnership Grant. Rebecca McMahon started on April 16, 2023 as the Program Administrator and Amanda Lindahl started on May 28, 2023 as the Program Coordinator. They both bring a range of experience and knowledge to their new positions, so we encourage you to reach out to them if you are interested in learning more about local food system projects and resources for your communities. We will be looking to build more partnerships and connections across the state to better support local food system work.

Rebecca McMahon has been part of KSRE for the past 15 years, as the Horticultural Food Crops agent in Sedgwick County while doing a wide range of local food system work, including local food assessments, beginning farmer training, and school and community garden programming. She will be working remotely from Wichita. Her email is rmcmahon@ksu.edu.

Amanda Lindahl has been proudly wearing purple for most of her life. She is a graduate of K-State’s Bakery Science & Management program in 2008 and later in 2016 she earned a Masters of Horticulture and Urban Food Systems through K-State Olathe. For over 10 years she’s been involved in educating and engaging urban food system participants across the Kansas City metro including working at Kansas City Community Gardens and Cultivate KC with the New Roots for Refugees program. Amanda is not new to KSRE: in 2011-2012, she was on staff in Dickinson County as a Food and Nutrition Program Assistant. In her new role as Local Food System Program Coordinator, Amanda looks forward to collaborating with partners across the state of Kansas. She will be working remotely from Kansas City. Her email is alindahl@ksu.edu.