Jennifer
Local Food Systems & Small Farms, Program Coordinator
Address:
801 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL 61802
Phone
(217) 333-1047
Affiliated Content Areas
Local Food Systems and Small Farms

Jennifer Banda serves as the Unit 13 Extension Program Coordinator for Local Food Systems and Small Farms. She works with the unit educator to develop and coordinate programing in the counties she serves. Jennifer is a Ford County native and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agricultural Leadership and Science Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has a variety of experiences in both the agriculture and education industries. Jennifer has worked in a greenhouse, an agricultural lab, and in the field through her various experiences. She interned with the University of Illinois Extension Lake/McHenry counties in 2014, assisting with a school garden program. Following graduation with her BS in 2015, Jennifer spent six years as a high school agriculture teacher before returning to Extension in June of 2021.