ORLANDO (August 31, 2017) – International Responsible Farming Council (IRFC) elected Jessica Jennewein as the chair during the August meeting in Orlando, Florida.
Jennewein received her undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida in Environmental Science and Public Relations. She went on to complete her MPA at Columbia University and her Masters of Law from Vermont Law School. She has always been active in various non-profit organizations, such as Women of the Western Communities and the Environmental Law Society. She was an Associate for the National Resources Defense Council Campaign for Making New York City Taxis Green. She is the Managing Partner in an SEO and website development company along with working with the Wellington Hospitality Group and local farms and chefs to make Farm to Table more accessible by setting up brunches and dinners which combine high-end culinary skills with locally grown and made products.
Jessica will preside at all meetings of the Council and Executive Committee, and will serve as liaison between the Council, Board of Directors and Executive Director to help ensure the directives and resolutions are carried out. More specifically, will be responsible for: ensuring the Council has approved policies to help enable sound and compliant governance and management of the organization, assuring ongoing recruitment, development, and contributions of Council members, and setting priorities and creating agendas for meetings of the Council and Executive Committee.
“I joined the council to provide the consumer point of view as a mother of two, and someone who is passionate about the farm-to-table movement and knowing where your food comes from,” Jessica Jennewein said. “I think it’s important to make sure consumers get information and education about the food they eat.”
About the IRFC and IMPAC
The IRFC is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes the use of precision agriculture through its International Member of the Precision Agriculture Community (IMPAC) labeling program. Labeled products meet the standards set by the IRFC, which consists of consumers, scientists, and farmers. Learn more at www.impac.org.