Angela Huffman is the Director of Communications and Research for the Organization for Competitive Markets. Angela is responsible for developing and implementing OCM’s communications plan and research projects. As part of her role she is the organization’s lead on advocacy engagement. She organizes farmers and consumers to build capacity for meaningful policy changes in support of sustainable food systems. She puts her skills to work building online take action tool kits that allow members and supporters to take individual action that in concert brings about positive changes in our food system.
Prior to taking the position with OCM, Angela worked with White Oak Pastures as Communications and Special Projects Manager. White Oak Pastures is recognized as a national leader in regenerative agriculture and is the home of 10 species of animals raised and processed on the farm. Angela developed and edited outreach content, including a weekly blog, and also managed government relations and research.
Angela honed her advocacy skills while working in the animal welfare movement. In that role, she led numerous institutions, retailers, and other purchasers of farm animal products to shift their purchasing toward family farms and ranches that meet higher standards for animal welfare.
As a beginning farmer, Angela is renewing her family’s 195-year farming tradition by becoming the sixth generation to live and farm on their Northwest Ohio homestead.
Angela holds an M.A. in Public Policy and Management and a B.A. in English from the Ohio State University. Her experience also includes financial and grants management and more than 10 years in public and social service.