Kelly Foss has been the executive director of The Downtown Farmers’ Market in Des Moines since 2000 and brings to the Prairie Rivers of Iowa Board her experience of advancing the market’s development while giving encouragement and training to hundreds of local entrepreneurs, growers and artisans.

She also serves on the Farmers Market Coalition Board of Directors and connects communities to the health, social and economic benefits of farmers markets and related causes sharing her knowledge by leading educational workshops, speaking at conferences and networking with advocates across the country.

Kelly lives in Des Moines with her family and in her spare time enjoys visiting farmers markets, cycling, yoga and Hawkeye football.