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Ariel Kagan

Ariel Kagan

Program Manager, Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, School of Sustainability

akagan2@asu.edu

Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502

Titles

  • Program Manager, Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, School of Sustainability

Biography

Ariel is a resource economist with expertise in state and federal agriculture policy, sustainable seafood, and young and beginning farmers issues. Prior to joining the Swette Center, she led the Emerging Farmers initiative at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, a program designed to support historically underrepresented farmers by improving state policy and programs. She serves as an advisor to a number of Minnesota-based agricultural non-profits in their policy advocacy. Ariel holds a master’s in food and resource economics from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor’s in economics from Mount Holyoke College.

Book Chapters

2017

Kagan, A. and K. A. Merrigan. 2017. Advancing food equity through local and regional food systems. Pp. 79-92 In: Dumont, A., D. Davis, J. Wascalus, T. Cheeks Wilson, J. Barham and D. Tropp eds., Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food System Investments. Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. St Louis, MO. (link )