November Inspiration from the Board: Jenica Caudill

Jenica Caudill
November 26th 2019

Every year after the conference, once the excitement has dissipated some, there’s often a bit of sadness for many of us Provenderians. The reality sets in that we have to wait a WHOLE YEAR before we’ll all get to convene again.

We, your board, also feel that pain. But, I’d be remiss if I didn’t also say that this is an exhilarating time of year for the board. We immediately get to dive into reflecting on feedback from this year’s event and thinking about how we’ll incorporate it for next year’s conference. And in fact, you can continue to help us with this!

Yes, you’ve filled out your surveys, and your raffle tickets have been exchanged, but maybe, just maybe those wheels are still turning. Perhaps you’ll think of programming you’d appreciate next year, tools that would be helpful, or activities you’d like to see incorporated.

Personally, I walked away with ideas to incorporate facilitators/moderators in each workshop, having a more well-publicized conference hashtag, and creating space for additional opportunities for unstructured socializing/networking.

If you’ve got an idea, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us–as your board, we are here to serve you!

Jenica Caudill
Board of Directors, Provender Alliance

Jenica earned her BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from California State University, Chico and her MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Her passion for an organic, regenerative food system is rooted in her conviction that farmers and farm-workers, their families, and communities deserve safe, healthy, and prosperous work environments. In her spare time, she enjoys collaging, drawing, practicing yoga, and attempting to play the banjo. She is currently Operations and Communications Coordinator at Fair World Project.

“When you know better, you do better.” Maya Angelou