Phoebe Judge, Program Director
Phoebe started with American Micro-Dairies in January 2013, hoping to expand and deepen our connection to the local and national dairy community. AMD’s vision of not only supporting small dairy farmers but also helping to bolster local food economies and communities meshes well with Phoebe’s experiences in dairy and vegetable farming throughout her life.
Phoebe grew up in the Champlain Valley of Vermont on a small Jersey dairy farm. She spent a great deal of her youth with cows and in barns, milking cows and feeding calves. She also worked for many seasons managing an organic vegetable farm in Vermont. Having recently completed a Ph.D. at Cornell University, she returned to Vermont to live with her partner and their young son.
Delilah Griswold, Assistant Program Director
Delilah is a Southern Vermont woman coming to this position with a lot of admiration for what ADM has built and accomplished, as well as enthusiasm for the possibilities for the future of the organization.
She believes strongly in AMD’s mission of growing and supporting micro dairy development regionally and nationally, and believes this goal plays a vital part in working toward the creation of a more robust and healthy food and agricultural system in general. She spent a large amount of her youth on the beef, dairy, and vegetable farms of her uncles and grandfather. This early experience propelled her interest in farming, and gave her a deep appreciation for the value of community based agriculture. This interest followed her through college where she pursued the study of local food systems through the lens of Anthropology, and spent time learning modes of subsistence agriculture in Vietnam and the South Pacific.
Following graduation she returned to Vermont and pursued farming in various capacities; raising grass fed livestock, managing an organic vegetable CSA, and most recently, starting and running a raw micro-dairy in Goshen, VT. She is currently a Masters candidate at Vermont Law School specializing in food and agricultural policy. Overall she is passionate about creating a more sustainable, equitable, and nourishing food system. She believes food, done well, connects us to place and people.