Kristin Leigh Lore


Leigh Lore

Manager of Climate-Smart Content

Ask me about:

specialty crops, sourcing standards and certifications, agtech, food labels, farmworker welfare, organic policy and prescribed fire

Kristin is a writer with over two decades experience telling the stories of food producers, Fortune 500 companies and start-ups at every stage of the seed to plate journey.

As Manager of Climate-Smart Content, she writes stories, curates resources and develops programming that spotlights best-in-class conservation agriculture practices and people across Trust In Food’s platforms. Finding new ways to encourage innovative farmers and ranchers and promote the resilience of the natural environment is what gets her up in the morning.

Kristin joins the Trust In Food team from Farm Journal publication, The Packer, where she reported fresh produce industry news and insights. Prior to Farm Journal, she advised on and supported global agricultural sourcing programs and quality standards at Whole Foods Market.

She started her career working on small farms and writing about food every chance she could. Kristin studied English at the University of Texas and learned how to operate a successful farm business through apprenticeship and Oregon State University’s Small Farms Program.

She lives in sunny Austin, Texas with her family and you can reach her at

Articles by


Leigh Lore

Want Farm-Level Data? Answer These Three Questions First, Experts Say

Understanding farmers’ perspectives, motivations and values can help accelerate the data sharing needed to quantify and scale climate-smart agriculture in the U.S. As more points in the value chain seek...
California field day participants observe parsley harvest.

“I Am Boots on the Ground”: How Conservation Steward Javier Zamora Supports New Farmers

What looks good on paper doesn’t always translate on farm. That is why agricultural innovation and improvement conversations often pack the most punch when they’re led by someone who has...

How New Carbon Claims Shortchange Sustainable Agriculture and Why It Matters

Making sense of evolving carbon markets and understanding their on-farm implications is not for the faint of heart. Mitchell Hora, CEO of Continuum Ag, seventh generation Iowa farmer and advocate...

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