Rebecca Thistlethwaite

Rebecca currently owns Honest Meat Consulting LLC, and is the current director of Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network – a nation-wide assistance network for small and mid-scale meat processors. She has a master’s degree in International Agricultural Development from the University of California – Davis and was formerly co-owner of TLC Ranch, a mid-scale organic pastured poultry and livestock enterprise in California. She is author of two books on farming-Farms With a Future: Creating and Growing a Sustainable Farm Business(2012) andThe New Livestock Farmer: The Business of Raising and Selling Ethical Meat(2015) and provides business and marketing consulting for sustainable farms and food businesses. Rebecca has over 23 years working in agriculture in many different facets, from farmworker and farm owner to agricultural researcher, training beginning farmers, and policy advocacy.