Community Relations Manager
Ashley Minnerath is the Community Relations Manager for Rodale Institute’s Pacific Northwest Organic Center at Cascadian Farm. Prior to joining Rodale Institute, Ashley worked for General Mills as the Site Director for the Cascadian Farm Home Farm where she was responsible for stewarding the historic site and ensuring it served the brand, local community, and organic industry.
Ashley worked with General Mills to identify Rodale Institute as the next steward of the home farm; ensuring the site would continue to serve the organic community and regional farmers. She is excited to help Rodale utilize the site for organic research, education, and demonstration.
Born and raised in Minnesota, Ashley spent weekends at her grandparent’s farm where she learned a love of nature and respect for farmers. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota-Duluth where her love for the outdoors and nature thrived. Ashley arrived in the eastern Skagit Valley via Portland, OR where she worked at the Xerces Society with farmers and landowners to conserve habitat for pollinators. She is passionate about the unique role that farmers play in the stewardship of natural resources and community health.