Alex Canepa provides strategic guidance to the SFC’s farmers markets and leads the organizations policy and advocacy efforts. He works to reduce the barriers that farmers and ranchers face bringing their food to market. Alex believes that in order for food to truly be sustainable, farmers and ranchers need to be able to make a living growing it.
Before arriving at SFC, Alex served as the Research Director of the National Farmers Market Coalition and led research on agriculture and food policy for the non-partisan Texas Senate Research Center. While at the Texas Senate, Alex worked with members of the Committee on Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs and their staffs address the challenges facing Texas farmers and ranchers. He has also worked as a graduate researcher at the University of Oxford’s Future of Food Program where he researched the intersection of agricultural economics and public health. Alex holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor’s Degree from Trinity College Dublin, where he earned a double first-class honours degree in History and Political Science.