Farm to School Procurement Hub Contractor
La’akea Kaufman joins WFFC as our Farm to School Procurement Hub Contractor, leading our new role as Lane County’s Farm to School Procurement Hub. They will be tasked with connecting local farmers and school nutrition staff to source more food locally for our county’s school meals. La'akea is a farmer and feeler on Kalapuya land in Brownsville, Oregon. Born and raised on Maui to two curious scientists, their penchant for farming comes from an early indoctrination into awe and observation of the natural world. They've farmed in the Middle East, the South Pacific, and in North, Central and South America. La'akea sweatily engages in the praxis of farming as a means to hold community, feel present in their body, and to nourish as a means of greater liberation. Their background in food justice, public school program management, and community organizing excitedly brings them to the work with WFFC.
La’akea can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org