Holly grew up on her family’s dairy and beef farm in upstate New York, where she continues to farm with her parents. Since her first job at a nearby apple orchard, Holly has focused her work on the intersection of food, land access, and policy. Since joining the Coalition’s staff in 2014, she has worked with farmers, policymakers, and partner organizations across the country to advocate for secure, equitable land access opportunities for the next generation of farmers. Holly has co-authored numerous guides and reports, including the 2020 Land Policy Report, led the development of the Coalition’s Finding Farmland Calculator project, helped pass state and federal policy, and organized a series of trainings on innovative strategies for land conservation organizations. Outside of Young Farmers, she stays grounded in her passion for her local food system by milking cows, serving on her town’s planning board, participating as a board member of the Adirondack Land Trust, and running her small handcrafted ice cream business. Holly holds a Masters of Environmental Management degree from the Yale School of the Environment.