Liza Ayres


Liza Ayres was selected as one of two interns for the Fall 2018 semester. During her time in Washington, Liza helped with NFU’s Congressional Fall Fly-in, wrote food safety and women’s column blogs, secured promotional partners for educational programming, performed administrative duties, and assisted in NFU event coordination.

A desire to understand the policy side of agriculture drew Liza to NFU, and she has enjoyed the opportunity to learn how slow 2018 Farm Bill legislation and the recent midterm elections will affect the future of family farming.

She is a recent graduate of Vassar College, where she studied Urban Studies and Social Geography. Liza has worked as an educator for elementary school students at Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment and at Poughkeepsie Farm Project, where she created curriculum about sustainable agricultural practices, cooking with seasonal and local produce, and food insecurity.

While at Vassar, Liza co-founded Vassar Food Rescue, an organization committed to fighting local food insecurity, helped draft Vassar’s Climate Action Plan during an internship in the Office of Sustainability, managed the on-campus Farmers Market, and served on the Executive Board of the student-run environmental action group.