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Jenn grew up in Addison County with two younger sisters and a menagerie of chickens, ducks, ponies, dogs, and cats. After a year abroad in Brazil as a high school student, she realized that her previous choice of college to become a veterinary nurse would not be the end, but a path to a master’s in wildlife biology and conservation. After living and working both as a refuge manager and biologist for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service for 12 years in Hawaii, Maine, and Massachusetts, she returned to Vermont to farm on a small piece of land in Royalton. Now in the 23rd year, Fat Rooster Farm is home for her, four indoor cats, a beloved dog, Freyja, and once again, a menagerie of heritage breed turkeys, chickens, guinea hens, peacocks, and organic vegetables and fruits. Her enthusiasm for finding solutions to food insecurity through sustainable agricultural practices is what excites her about being part of the team at NOFA-VT and VOF.