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TEDx Anchorage 2011 - Amy Petit - Alaska Grown and You, Opportunities to Eat Local

# Amy Pettit Amy Pettit was raised on a cow-calf operation on the Southern Oregon Coast where her father is a 3rd generation rancher. Amy lived and worked on a farm in Australia while pursuing her Bachelors' degree from Oregon State University in Agricultural Business Management. She then worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Kansas prior to being imported to the State of Alaska by her husband, who was born and raised in Palmer. Amy started as a summer intern with the Division of Agriculture in 2005. She then became a Development Specialist in the Marketing & Inspection Section in 2006. In 2010 reorganization put Amy in charge of the Marketing section managing the Alaska Grown program, a variety of State and Federal Grant programs, the Country of Origin Labeling inspection program as well as the new Farm to School program for the Division. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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