Beth Geagan, Sustainable Community Connections/Treasure Valley Food Coalition

Beth Geagan

Some of the most vocal proponents of eating local are often times not the farmers, but the consumers. The Boise non-profit citizen organization Sustainable Community Connections, led by executive director Beth Geagan, is working with producers like Janie Burns to educate the Treasure Valley about the effects of food subsidies and overproduction of a few commodities (such as corn and soy) on our economy and our health.

“When we value food more we’ll be willing to pay the price it actually costs to produce that food and if we get it all locally, that money will re-circulate in our economy.”
--Beth Geagan