Garland has spent four decades immersed in the complex world of food and agriculture, as both a profession and a personal passion. As a contributing writer to Dirt-to-Dinner, he applies that experience and keen interest in all things food-related to focus on our modern global food system, sustainability and other timely topics.
Over his career, Garland has applied his academic training in journalism to coverage of agricultural, environmental and trade policy in Washington and Europe for clients that include major corporate leaders and prominent global consulting firms. His resume includes postings in Washington, Minneapolis, London, New York, Chicago and Detroit, both as a corporate executive and president of his own communications company. He is a published author and public speaker on agriculture, trade and public policy matters, as well as a consultant to various organizations on organizational leadership.
He and his wife Nancy today reside deep within in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where they maintain an animal sanctuary and savor a more contemplative and relaxed pace of life.