Featured Work

How do you feed a flooded city when even the food banks are underwater?
New Food Economy, September 21, 2017

On a normal day in Houston there’s a routine process for moving food from the Houston Food Bank into the hands of the people who need it. Then a hurricane lands on top of the city and “normal” goes out the window.

Why do so many farmers have diabetes?
New Food Economy, August 28, 2017

There is more and more research suggesting that organochlorine pesticides and other organic pollutants that persist in our environment are connected to increased risk of diabetes.

Matt Kelly, boonieadjacent.comNew York state is suffering from its worst drought in decades
New Food Economy, September 6, 2016

Drought. The word brings a common image to mind: dry, cracked earth and hot, cloudless skies. But that’s not the only way drought presents itself. It is a disaster of absence, uniquely challenging to monitor, measure and represent. Its presence can be invisible to the casual observer and yet it causes billions of dollars in damage and loss every year in the United States. Drought is – without a doubt – the most insidious natural disaster we face.


How do you feed a flooded city when even the food banks are underwater? (New Food Economy, September 21, 2017)
Why do so many farmers have diabetes? (New Food Economy, August 28, 2017)
Plant wildflowers, because bee lives matter (The Chronicle-Express, May 18, 2017)
Friend of foe? Be on the lookout for invasive insects (The Chronicle-Express, May 14, 2017)
Who will pick the grapes? (The Chronicle-Express, April 5, 2017)
Reed faces loud crowds at town halls (photos and video, with John Christensen, The Chronicle-Express, March 14, 2017)
Four ways to save our food system if bees disappear (New Food Economy, January 16, 2017)


What Exactly is Genetically Modified Food? (585 Magazine, November/December 2016)
Citizen scientists can still protect this bumble bee (New Food Economy, November 16, 2016)
New York state is suffering from its worst drought in decades (New Food Economy, Sept. 6, 2016)
Why the Wheat Nerds Matter (Boomtown Table, August 18, 2016)
Kayaks, canoes support FL Museum (The Chronicle-Express, August 12, 2016)
The Dilemma of the Kestrel (585 Magazine, July/August 2016)
Deeper Understanding: Healthy soil is the foundation – and goal – of everything we grow (585 Magazine, May/June 2016)
FFA keeps farmers in our future (The Chronicle-Express, February 25, 2016)
Cornell University’s Maz Lab Breeds New Crops (Boomtown Table, February 16, 2016)
Stitching for a reason (The Chronicle-Express, February 18, 2016)
Small Town News: Very Big Task (585 Magazine, January/February 2016)

2015 (Selected Work)

Unconventional Klaas (Boomtown Table, December 7, 2015)
Rochester: Seed Center of the United States (585 Magazine, November/December 2015)
What is Farm-Level Food Waste? (NOFA-NY, Winter 2015)
Collect. Cook. Serve. (585 Magazine, September/October 2015)
The Other Garbage Plate (585 Magazine, July/August 2015)
The New American Farmers (585 Magazine, May/June 2015)