Jessie Deelo, Founder
Jessie Deelo brings diverse experience as a strategist and implementer for sustainable food and farm systems, including supply chains and sourcing, farm operations, academic research, and community development programs. She is a proven professional with a record of delivering high impact consulting services for food brand owners and farm supply chain stakeholders with a focus on transitioning to sustainable practices and accessing premium markets. Her well-cultivated network across the entire supply chain is unique and powerful – Jessie connects the dots leading to new premium market opportunities that benefit all.
She has been a commercial farmer, Extension researcher, and director for ag industry and service providers’ networks. Not to mention a farmers’ market manager, a seed certification inspector, mentor to beginning farmers, a teacher and a basketball coach.
Jessie earned her MS in International Agricultural Development from the University of California-Davis and BA in Geography and Environmental Studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jessie lives in Jamaica Plain, MA with her husband and two kids.
I serve clients from across the agricultural value chain. From retailers, brand owners, and investors, to farmers and producers, to food and feed manufacturers, to non-profit organizations and government agencies, I am fortunate to work with companies and people who are passionate about advancing agriculture.
CLIENTS & PROJECTS
Clients and projects include:
- Applegate Farms, Non-GMO Project Verification
- PepsiCo and Sustainable Food Lab, PepsiCo’s Sustainable Farming Initiative
- Pipeline Foods, Sustainable Supply Chains Market Development
- Market Analysis for Vermont Non-GMO Dairy Farmers
- Green America, Non-GMO Supply Working Group