Our Current LeadNY Class

The people of LeadNY Class 20 come from diverse backgrounds and regions, but all have a common commitment to the future of the food and agricultural system. Upon graduation, they will join the ranks of over 500 alumni who are currently making a difference locally, regionally, and nationally. This network of graduates provides leadership to a wide range of organizations and industries.


Class 20

Adams, JacobFarm Credit East

Anderson, KaitlynAndrew and Sons

Bliss, Ashley2020 Consulting

Bolduc-Magro, LisaB&B Insurance

Collins, AmieComfort Food Community

Crockett, BenBerkshire Agricultural Ventures

DeBrita, Gabriel Greene Lumber Co.

DeFrank, SarahFood Bank of the Southern Tier

Fuller, OliviaAmerican Farmland Trust

Hough, KendallNYS Dept. of Ag. and Markets

Krisher, MacKenzieCountry Crossroads Feed & Seed

McGrath, LaurenNY Farm Bureau

Morrison, SaraWilliam H. Miner Institute

Podsiedlik, LarkinCCE - Madison County

Rowe, CatieNY Agricultural Education

Smith, JennGrowNY - Cornell AgriTech

Stocks, BryanDairy Farmers of America

Taitt, KelvinEast Brooklyn Mutual Aid

Taylor, StephenBully Hill Vineyards

Tshabalala, PreciousCornell - Harvest NY Program

Vail, KatherineCarolina Eastern Vail

Volino, Michael Donderwicz & Daughter

Wightman, ZacharyNutrien Ag Solutions

Zuefle, Marion NYS IPM Program - Cornell

Current Class