COO & Local Foods Program Director, Local Food Connection
Anna Haas, MA, MEd, is COO and Local Foods Program Director for the regional food hub Local Food Connection based in Newport, Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area. Anna brings 18 years of experience in community-based education, non-profit management, local food, and farming to her work. She collaborates directly with growers, buyers, and partnering organizations to set and execute strategies for long-term relationships that maximize local food purchasing. Local Food Connection and team members like Anna use an online marketplace and pre-season planning to work year-round with more than 100 regular growers and food artisans plus hundreds of institutional, wholesale, and household buyers in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.