Speaking & Teaching

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  • KEY NOTE

    Big picture presentations meant to set the tone and guide future conversations

  • TEACHING

    Deep dives into a variety of compelling topics that ensure the audience walks away having learned something new

  • FACILITATION

    When complex conversations need an outside voice to keep things moving in a respectful and constructive way, we’re here to help.

  • PANEL DISCUSSION

    Always ready with engaging humor and thoughtful opinions, any of our associates are prepared to participate in a larger conversation.

Speaking from Experience


• Economic Impacts of Local Food Systems Development
• Community Wealth Creation Through Food Systems Development
• Food Hubs, Aggregation, and Distribution
• Food Safety Regulations: Implementation Timelines and Strategies
• Farm to Institution Purchasing
• Scale Appropriate Infrastructure for Maximum Impact
• Minimal Processing of Fruits and Vegetables
• Niche Grain Production for Local Markets
• SNAP - Assistance for People and Farmers

• Visioning Your Farm Businesses
• Beginning Farmer Financial Literacy
• Record Keeping for Better Decision Making
• Labor: Employees, Volunteers, and Interns, Oh My!
• Growing from Farmers Markets to Wholesale Accounts
• Food Safety, GAP Certification, and FSMA
• Connecting Branding with Consumer Values

• Eating Locally, Seasonally, and Nutritionally
• Worksite Wellness

• Building a Values-Based Business
• Connecting Branding with Consumer Values
• Getting Things Done (Productivity Workshops)
• Purposeful Planning: The Natural Planning Model
• Understanding and Leveraging Core Motivations
• Leading with Purpose

• Gender and Agriculture
• Women in Agriculture
• Business & Marriage Partnerships

People are talking


  • "Megan is a wealth of information. Her masterful and informed perspective on local food systems has been extremely helpful for me in my work with local food coordinating and local wholesale market development. I have witnessed Megan present her research to a variety of audiences and have been impressed with her deliberate and specific language around the topic. She is clear and persuasive and thorough but what sets her apart is her use of humor and wit to engage her audience-members deeply in whatever topic she is presenting. “


    Jae Gerhart Washtenaw County Local Foods Coordinator
  • Vicki in an outstanding communicator and creative presenter. Her passion for food and people shines through in every word. She has the ability to engage with her audience at their level, whatever that may be and inspires participants to reach higher.


    Brenda J. Reau Associate Director of the MSU Product Center