Pride 2018: Ag institute leader bridges communities, farmers markets
By Charlie Wagner | Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Speak with the gay man who is the new CEO of the Agricultural Institute of Marin and one word you’ll hear time and again is “community.” Andy Naja-Riese is passionate that, “Food is critical to keeping us healthy and it’s always about the community.”
AIM’s mission is “to connect and support communities and agriculture” and the nonprofit manages seven farmers markets in the Bay Area.
Naja-Riese, 35, identifies strongly with AIM’s goal, “to educate the public around the nutritional and economic benefits of buying locally grown food directly from farmers.” And he is thrilled that diversity is a core value for AIM. Click here for the full article.