Hot Topics Call: The Expiring Farm Bill and the Nutrition Title

Hot Topics Call: The Expiring Farm Bill and the Nutrition Title

February 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern


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Sponsored by the SNEB Children's Division 

Speaker: Angie Rodgers, President & CEO of the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB)

Join SNEB’s Children’s Division for a hot topic call. September 2018 marks the close of another Farm Bill (Formally known as the Agricultural Act of 2014). In preparation we have invited Angie Rodgers, Executive Director of the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB) to discuss the projected changes surrounding the nutrition title of the soon-to-be expiring Farm Bill.  


Angie Rodgers, President & CEO of the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB)
AAFB is a nonprofit membership organization, representing five large food banks that distribute food statewide to more than 1,000 sites.  As the President & CEO, Rodgers is responsible for childhood hunger programs, providing transportation resources to its members and the overall strategic direction and management of the anti-hunger organization.

Rodgers brings more than 20 years experience in public policy research and advocacy focusing on human services. Prior to joining AAFB, Rodgers served in various capacities for the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES), improving child and family welfare services through advocacy and policy initiatives, community-based partnerships, interagency coordination, allocation of federal resources and grant application and administration.

Rodgers was Governor Napolitano’s Human Services Policy Advisor serving as the liaison between the Governor and DES and the Department of Juvenile Corrections. In this role, she was instrumental in development of high-level child and family welfare services policy and budget negotiation for nearly $750 million in state resources. She directed the state task force on the Earned Income Tax Credit, which lifted thousands of Arizonans out of poverty. 

She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Arizona State University and Bachelor’s Degrees in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Kansas.


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