Erin Bailey

Erin grew up in the foothills of South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and traveled to central Kansas biannually, to visit extended family in her father’s hometown of Great Bend. Watching the changing landscape during those road trips helped to peak her interest in human-environment interactions but definitely solidified her love for the Sunflower State and especially the Flint Hills. She moved to Manhattan in 2014 and attended graduate school at Kansas State University. Her education has focused on Environmental Sociology and Food Systems and she brings professional experience in Outreach and Education and Small Scale Specialty Crops.  Erin is an avid gardener and enjoys being of service to her community. She manages the Ogden Elementary Community Garden, serves on the garden team for The Flint Hills Breadbasket, and is involved with the Kansas Permaculture Institute and the Food and Farm Council of Riley County.