The Board

Interim President – Dan Kuebler is the owner and operator of The Salad Garden, a small organic farm near Columbia, MO that he and his wife Diane have stewarded since 1977. He is past president of the Columbia Farmers’ Market and presently serves as board chair of Sustainable Farms & Communities, Inc., a 501-c-3 not for profit organization whose vision is that the Columbia region can feed itself. Dan is also a practicing Physical Therapist for the past 37 years with 30 of those years devoted to serving the Home Health population of Mid-Missouri.

Secretary – Mollie Gilliland is the Market Manager for the Southside Farmers Market located at 1404 S. Missouri St. in Macon, MO. The market is in its 4th year of operation and is open May through October every Saturday and other days by chance. The Farmers Market is is owned by the Housing Authority of the City of Macon. The Macon Housing Authority constructed the Farmers Market when their residents could not find a place to set up in town to sell their produce from their community garden. Mollie is the Executive Director of the Housing Authority in Macon, a position she has held for the past 30 years. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Macon County Health Department. She and her husband Larry live on 10 acres and enjoy grandchildren, gardening, crafting and church activities.b

brad gray

Brad Gray is in his 6th season as owner/operator of Natures Lane Farm; near Mount Vernon. Along with his lovely wife Writa, they grow a wide variety of vegetable, some small fruit, and produce jam and jelly from locally grown fruit in season. Brad  is in his 4th season as market manager of the Greater Springfield Farmers Market

Debbie Campbell is Director of Get Healthy De Soto, a 501c3 non profit organization, and the De Soto Farmers Market. She has a Bachelor of Music Education from Murray State University in Kentucky and a Master of Education from the University of Missouri. At retirement, after 30 years in public education, she began working to educate the community on healthy alternatives and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. Debby is a member of the De Soto Park Board, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chair of the Jefferson County Community Forum and President of the Jefferson County Foundation for Health and Safety. She has had the opportunity to speak at various venues including the National Pro-Bike/Pro Walk Conference in Chattanooga in 2010. She and her husband reside in the rural and historic community of De Soto. Debby can be found every Saturday morning May through October at the De Soto Farmers Market.

Debra L. Connors
is in her tenth year as the market master of City Market in Kansas City. Previously she worked for twelve years in the federal food service industry. She serves on the Kansas City Missouri Health Department Food Protection Advisory Board and on the steering committee for the Beans and Greens matching SNAP program.

angela foleyAngela Foley is starting her fourth season as Manager of the Webster Groves Farmers Market. A resident of the St. Louis area for nearly 20 years, Angela first discovered a love for her local farmers market while living in southern California almost a decade ago. As a passionate supporter and shopper at many of the markets in the region, she was thrilled when Webster Groves started their own market in 2010, and even more thrilled when she accepted the position to manage the market later that year. Angela graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a degree in Human Resource Management. She is also the proud mom of two young girls who love to help sell lemonade at the Webster Groves Farmers Market all summer long.

Deborah French owns, with her family, the Simpsons Family Farm in Mountain Grove. She is in her 2nd year as the Market Manager for the Cabool Area Farmers Market. She was the Secretary/Treasurer for the Mountain Grove Farmers Market for 3 years. They sell at the Cabool and Mountain Grove Farmers Markets, as well as at their farm market.

Philip WinterPhilip Winter lives on a subsistence farm in Anabel MO. He is starting his second season as market manager at Southside farmers market in Macon and is working towards establishing gardens on the market premises. Philip moved to MO in spring of 2011 from North Carolina where he worked in sales for 8 years and was a volunteer tour guide and reenactor at multiple historic sites including an operational grist mill from 2004 – 2011.

Gunnar Brown is market master of the Ferguson Farmers Market.

Maggie Hopper is manager of the Lincoln University Farmers Market in Jefferson City.

Sandy Nelson is owner of Box Turtle Ranch and manages the Farmers Market in Camdenton.

Melissa Stine


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