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This blog is the first in a series I'll share as I attend the Specialty Coffee Association of America on behalf of Heifer International.
The SCAA brings together the heavy hitters in the coffee and tea industries to discuss issues like climate change, sustainability, and gender equity. These issues are of great importance to Heifer's work as it relates to countries with coffee-specific projects.
Moreover, this conference will serve as the debut of "After the Harvest,"a documentary sponsored by our partner Green Mountain Coffee that features Heifer's work in Mexico with smallholder farmers to develop effective, sustainable methods of diversifying their sources of food and income as they survive the lean months.
I'm looking forward to meeting with industry experts and sharing what I learn with you.


Allison Stephens

Allison began working for Heifer International in 2011 in Public Relations and is also a Public Affairs Officer in the Air Force Reserve. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in communications. She is married, mother to baby "E" and proud bonus mother to a 13 year-old daughter.