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Tami Hornbeck

Community Facilitator
Communities Unlimited
2017 Ag Chairs Summit

As a community facilitator for Communities Unlimited, Tami Hornbeck engages and enables the building of community capacity to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities and to develop, implement and sustain strategies that move communities toward prosperity. Trained as a WealthWorks value chain coordinator and coach, she has worked with the Arkansas Green Energy Network to implement a community-based bioenergy value chain strategy. She serves as a USDA FoodLINC coordinator to focus on local, healthy food systems that address the key challenges of food deserts, inclusion of small-scale farmers including minority-owned farms, and the creation of new opportunities to fill gaps along the value chain in rural counties of the Delta region. Through a lifetime of involvement with family-owned farms and businesses, Ms. Hornbeck has experience with agricultural production and renewable energy and has an on-the-ground perspective of rural development.