New program officer Daniel Doyle started on May 13, 2019. His program responsibilities include the Good Food Policy and Land, Health, Community programs.  A Massachusetts native, Daniel is in the process of transitioning to life in east central Illinois from Oxford, Mississippi where he lives with his wife and four children as well as a rotating cast of farm animals.

Daniel Doyle brings significant experience as a founder and executive of nonprofits and associations focused on sustainability, education, and the environment. He also has experience as a consultant on projects centered on small farm viability, food justice, food and farm policy, and local food system development. Daniel has served on state, regional, and national boards and has assisted nonprofits in multiple sectors both locally and nationally build organizational capacity.

Prior to working with The Lumpkin Family Foundation, Daniel served as the Associate Director of The Cornucopia Institute, a national organic food and farm policy research group. Previously, Daniel founded and directed the Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network following three years managing a diversified vegetable farm, and served as the first director of the Gaining Ground Sustainability Institute. He brings over a decade of experience in grassroots organizing around the promotion, research, and support of sustainable community development, local food systems, and education reform. 

You can contact him at and at 217-234-5702.