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Kirsten Clemente Director, DeLano Farms

Family lore has it that the first word Kirsten

Clemente uttered was “cucumber.” Growing up in a rural farming community in northwestern Ohio, Clemente gardened with her dad, so while growing food may be in her DNA, her educational background wouldn’t necessarily suggest a farming trajectory. “I have a bachelor of philosophy (degree) from Miami (of Ohio) University, which,

Brian Powers

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