FARMINGTON — The Greater Franklin Food Council has added three new members to its Steering Committee.

Amanda Adams is an accountant and lives in Farmington with her wife, Mary. Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, she moved to Maine in 2014. She is in the process of completing her post-baccalaureate degree in accounting through the University of Maine in Augusta. She serves as the GFFC’s treasurer.

Tiffany Baker is the human resources specialist in the Franklin County Commissioners Office. She has lived in Franklin County for 24 years and resides in Wilton. She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She is a mother of two adult children, and has a husband who teaches at Spruce Mountain High School in Jay.

Justus Hillebrand is an independent research consultant in history and the digital humanities. He experienced activism around local food systems during his doctoral studies at the University of Maine in Orono. His recently-published “To Know the Land with Hands and Minds …” is a look at the agricultural knowledge system and covers western Maine in 1900. He lives in Farmington with his family.

The council also recognizes outgoing council member Kirsten Dubord for her service and passion for the creation of a healthy food system in Franklin County. She is a community banker specializing in residential lending for Skowhegan Savings Banks for Franklin County. Additionally, she is a diversified farmer who grows a wide variety from fruit to vegetables to hops at her farm.

The public is invited to follow the council on Facebook for updates and to learn more about the work happening across the food system in Franklin County.

For questions, contact Deb Burd, GFFC coordinator, at 207-684-2055 or at [email protected].

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