Susie Walsh Daloz
NRCC/VACD Agriculture Programs Manager
Susie has been immersed in agriculture and education since she graduated from Oberlin College in 2000. She has managed a diverse set of farm-based projects from a large vegetable CSA to a university-based farmer training program. At The Food Project in Boston, The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley and at various projects in between, Susie worked to connect people to their food, the land and the endlessly complex world of food systems. As the founding Director of UVM Continuing Education’s Farmer Training Program, Susie thrived on supporting aspiring farmers in building knowledge and skills for a career in sustainable agriculture. In her work at the Institute for Social and Economic Development, she brought her program management and farmer training experience to support and enhance refugee farmer incubator projects across the country. She loves the sight of steam rising from the compost pile, the satisfaction of getting hay in before it rains, the taste of over-wintered spinach in early spring and the humbling feeling that there is always more to learn about farming. Susie lives in Middlesex with her husband, two daughters and five lucky chickens.