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International Agritourism Association Announces Suzi Spahr As Executive Director
Indianapolis, IN -
NAFDMA, the North American Farmers Direct Marketing Association, has recently hired Suzi Spahr as their new Executive Director. She is responsible for providing operational leadership, setting organizational goals, executing the vision of the board and serving as a liaison with member farms, industry suppliers and partner organizations.
“We are very excited to work with Suzi moving this association forward,” said Stephanie Quinn, President of the NAFDMA Board of Directors. “She has already started to connect with members and build new partnerships with those in the agritourism industry.”
Suzi is right at home in her new position with NAFDMA as she grew up on a grain and beef farm in Northeast Indiana, part of the 5th generation of the farming family. Most recently, Suzi headed up the Indiana Grown program, the local branding initiative for Indiana agricultural products. Under her leadership, the fledgling program grew to almost 1500 members.
NAFDMA is hosting educational events in Omaha, Nebraska at the end of October and Charleston, South Carolina in early February. “I am working with staff to develop high-value educational content and exclusive experiences for attendees,” said Spahr. “As the agritourism industry continues to grow, new research, benefits, and events will be developed. We are proud to continue the legacy of service in these areas to agritourism operators. This organization has a rich history and we are honoring it while writing the next chapter.”
Suzi lives in Indianapolis with her husband, Ed, and their three children.
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