Kevin Cody is the inaugural Hoch Cunningham Professor of Practice in Food Systems and the Farmer Training Program Manager at New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. Sustainable food system transformation is at the core of his applied and academic work. In the academic context, a background in agrarian political economy and the sociology of food and agriculture informs courses on political agroecology, sustainable development, and experiential education. His applied research focused on beginning farmers carries over into the non-profit arena where he works on improving the sustainability of regional food systems and the farmers on which these systems depend. Kevin received a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.