| Michelle Graham, Executive Director
Why did you choose to work for The Urban Farm and what has your journey been like? Prior to moving to Colorado I managed a non-profit farm and environmental center in New York. I loved my job, but I decided it was time to pursue my education further. After completing a masters degree at CU Boulder I accepted a position working as a 3rd party auditor, certifying food and agricultural supply chains (i.e., certified organic, gluten-free, raised without antibiotics etc.) I learned a lot about our food system, but after only 8 months I was tired of being at a desk and behind a computer screen. I was ready to get my boots back on the ground working in agriculture, community development, and education. I saw the opening for The Urban Farm and deciding to go for it!
Where did you go to college and what degree do you have, or did you go? I received my bachelors degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo, where I doubled majored in Anthropology and Geography, and minored in Dance. I completed a masters degree in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
What is your favorite Farm noise? Well, I can do a pretty good goat impression. “Mehhhhhh”
What are your hobbies & passions outside of the Farm? When I am not farming you can find me dancing, rock-climbing, crafting or traveling.
What do you love about TUF? I love the passion and dedication of the staff and volunteers, it is an amazing community to be joining. I also love to tell new people about TUF, they are always surprised and excited to hear there are horses, cows, chickens, and goats within the city!