Our ambassadors are each unique—chefs, farmers, activists, fashion icons, outdoor enthusiasts and storytellers—but they all have one thing in common.

They believe in the power of regenerative organic agriculture to heal people and the planet. The Rodale Institute Ambassador Network brings together diverse individuals on a journey to fix our broken food system and empowers them to bring these conversations to their industry and followers.

After all, everybody eats, and we all have 3 opportunities a day to make the world a better place.

Our current ambassadors include:

Christa Barfield

Farmer, Social Activist & Entrepreneur


Kelsey Crane

Mother, Entrepreneur, Soil Student, Concerned Citizen, Actor


Julian DeVoe

Wellness Educator, Author & Joy Maker



Sue Elkind

Yoga Educator, Meditation Teacher, Earth Advocate, Student of Herbal Medicine


Kristyn Emmer

Health Coach


Jean-Martin (JM) Fortier 

Organic Vegetable Grower, Educator & Entrepreneur 


Timothy Hammond

Big City Gardener


Amy Ippoliti

Yoga Teacher, Author & Earth Conservationist


Gregory Alan Isakov

Farmer, Musician 


Johnie Gall

Storyteller & Environmentalist


Joe Lamp’l

Organic Gardening Educator and Advocate, Television Host & Media Producer


Lakisha May

Concerned Eater, Actor & Producer


Erik Oberholtzer

Chef, Social Entrepreneur & Food Activist

Matthew & Tia Raiford

Chef + Farmers = CheFarmers


Becca Skinner

Photographer, Writer, Permaculture Food Forest Manager


Courtney Swan

Integrative Nutritionist with a Masters of Science in Nutrition & Integrative Health


Leah Thomas

Founder of Intersectional Environmentalist & Author of The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet



Acadia Tucker

Author, Farmer, Climate Activist


Karina Turtzo

Holistic Health & Integration Guide, Earth Steward

sovereignxnature.com  |  thesacredsession.com

Alex Yoder

Professional Snowboarder, Filmmaker, Environmental Activist

Marci Zaroff

ECOlifestyle Pioneer, Founder/CEO ECOfashion Corp

marcizaroff.com  │  ecofashioncorp.com

We’re honored to work in partnership with our ambassadors, and we encourage you to give them a follow!

Raise Your Voice for Regenerative Organic Agriculture

Interested in becoming a Rodale Institute Ambassador?

We're looking for leaders in the health & wellness, food, environment & sustainability, fashion, family and other spaces who want to learn more about the role regenerative organic agriculture can play in fixing global issues like climate change, food insecurity, poor human health, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about our Ambassador Network, please submit the form below, and a Rodale Institute team member will be in touch with you soon.

Accepted ambassadors receive:

A welcome toolkit with shareable content

An invitation to our annual ambassador event at the farm

Listed on our website as a Rodale Institute Ambassador

Monthly e-newsletters with content exclusive to our Ambassador program

Early access to research

Exclusive opportunities for interviews with our scientists and farmers

Discounted or free access to our events and webinars

Other surprises along the way!

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