Shana has a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and applied economics and a master’s degree in agricultural and extension education, specializing in non-classroom education.
Before coming to Rural Action, Shana spent five years working as a grain buyer at a local agricultural cooperative. Before that, she was briefly a pig midwife, caring for about 916 sows and their piglets. Shana also runs a pastured poultry farm with her husband, Jonathan, and her 2-year-old son, Kenton. They sell their chicken directly to consumers, through several farm markets, and at one major grocery chain. She loves farming, animals, and talking about both.
Shana was recently elected as the president of the Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau and is very involved in her church. Shana has three dogs, Mayberry, Lloyd, and Indy, and a variety of farm cats. In addition to her chickens, Angel also has a menagerie of cows and goats. Feel free to ask her about any of them — she will gladly tell you more than you actually wanted to know. Shana can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org