Profile of Paul Feenan, Food and Farm Director at VYCC

Paul-Feenan-1-e1430784815975With just one day to go until the 2015 UVM Food Systems Summit, we are  welcoming many stellar food systems experts from all over the country and world who have come to speak and learn from each other.  One star Summit presenter from our own backyard, is Paul Feenan, the Food and Farm Director at Vermont Youth Conservation Corps . Below is a link to a recent interview with him and the Good Food Jobs Team. It is a lovely piece, enjoy!

Paul Feenan, Food and Farm Director at VYCC from the Good Food Jobs Blog, Gastrognomes: May 5, 2015

As we began to learn more about Paul through his interview, we couldn’t help but feel the urge to pull out our checkbook and compensate him for all the valuable advice he shared! A self-described ‘sponge’, Paul is one of those people who learns from every experience, good or bad, and for that he wins our utmost respect and admiration.

When did you know that you wanted to work in food?

I am not sure I have had an ‘aha’ moment.  It’s nice I have that to look forward to!  I have had so many incredible experiences working in the field of food and farming.  Each one has stoked the fire in me.

I suppose I got my break as a young guy when I was given the opportunity to teach high school horticulture, agriculture and natural resources.  I was knowledgeable and ambitious enough to teach my charges, but the opportunity provided me a launch pad to really take off and develop my own style in agriculture and education.

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