Casey McKissick has worked in and on local food systems since 1998 in various capacities including agricultural production, supply chain development, processing and distribution, retail and food-service as well as an educator. Casey served as an Agriculture Teacher in public high school for 9 years, as the Local Meat Extension Specialist for NC State University and as a farmer, private consultant and small business owner. Casey is a proud father of 4 boys (2 by birth, 2 by good luck) and enjoys being at home cooking and spending time with his family.