Dakota Moore (he/him/his)

Research & Education Intern, Summer 2024

email: research[at]

Dakota Moore (he/him) brings a diverse blend of academic training and practical experience to his role as the new Research and Education Intern at OFRF. He completed his B.S. in Agriculture and Environmental systems at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, where he gained a solid foundation in agricultural science and sustainability. Dakota also has extensive hands-on farming experience. He was raised on the historic Moore Family Farm in Warsaw, North Carolina, which has been around since 1833, and grew up immersed in the values of sustainable and regenerative agriculture. Dakota has dedicated his career to understanding and promoting sustainable farming, and he is excited to bring that passion and experience to OFRF and help advance organic farming systems.

By |2024-07-15T16:13:52+00:00July 11th, 2024|Interns|

Julia Nelson (she/her/hers)

Policy & Advocacy Intern

email: advocacy[at]

Julia Nelson (she/her/hers) joins the OFRF team as the Summer 2024 Policy & Advocacy Intern. Julia is a current MS student at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, studying Agriculture, Food, and the Environment. She got her BA from Colby College, where she studied Environmental Policy and Anthropology. She previously worked to expand local food systems in Maine, first as the Operations Manager for a foodtech startup that provides an online platform for wholesale buyers to purchase directly from local farmers. Following that experience, she served as the Gleaning & Local Procurement Coordinator for an anti-hunger organization, facilitating the rescue and purchase, as well as the processing and distribution, of (literal) tons of local produce for food access programming. After completing her graduate studies, she hopes to work on food & agriculture policy and is specifically interested in regional food supply chains, values-based procurement, and the intersections between nutrition and sustainability. Outside of work and school, she enjoys spending weekends running, skiing, and surfing around New England, as well as cooking delicious dinners with friends and family.

By |2024-07-11T18:31:53+00:00July 2nd, 2024|Interns|
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