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Claudia KennyStatewide Director, New York State Agricultural Mediation Program
Claudia Kenny (she/her) is the Statewide Director of the New York State Agricultural Mediation Program
Claudia brings 25 years experience as a farmer and food system activist working on agriculture related projects with diverse stakeholders in the Hudson Valley. She and her husband own and operate Little Seed Gardens, a 97 acres family farm in Chatham, NY. As a farmer Claudia is aware of the economic and social challenges and stressors unique to farming. As a graduate of LEAD NY she has a broad understanding of agricultural issues in NYS.
Claudia holds a Masters Degree in Conflict Analysis and Engagement with a concentration in environmental conflicts. She is a trained mediator & facilitator. She is a passionate lifelong student and teacher of Compassionate Communication. She brings empathy and understanding to her work in the farm community and years of process expertise in helping people with challenging conflicts.