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Melissa Benner comes from a farm background in South Western Ontario. Watching her family transition from tobacco into growing herbs has given her a sense of the challenges facing new and transitioning farmers.
Alongside her farm experience, Melissa holds a BA in English and Philosophy and an MA in Communications. Her MA research focused on the political activism of Canadian farm women. Working and traveling in Australia, South East Asia, and India has helped Melissa understand the realities of agriculture both overseas and at home. Melissa brings this perspective into her work as MarketLink Coordinator with FarmStart.
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