Samantha Gasson, Humane Farming Program Associate with the Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT).
Samantha joined the FACT team in 2019 as coordinator of the Mentorship Program and as part of the Humane Farming program in 2021. She also owns and operates Bull City Farm with her husband and kids in the piedmont of North Carolina, where they raise pork, dairy cows, turkeys, layers, lamb and a geriatric emu named George. The farm is part of A Greener World’s Animal Welfare Approved program, which is the cornerstone of their farming business. In addition to raising food for her community, Samantha is committed to education, especially when it comes to farming. The farm holds summer camps for kids yearly (since 2002) and adult classes on cheese and sausage making (since 2003). Samantha also holds a BS in Biology from Virginia Tech University.
Brittany Sweeney, Communications Manager with The Livestock Conservancy
Brittany loves showcasing the amazing things that happen when people come together around a common cause. A skilled communicator with a background in journalism, Brittany handles The Livestock Conservancy’s social media, printed and digital publications like The Livestock Conservancy News, E-News, Breeders and Products Directory and much more. Brittany is passionate about animals and food, spending her free time cooking and chasing after her backyard menagerie of chickens, ducks, geese, dogs, and cats. There’s always something happening on her backyard “Punny Farm” in Durham.