Holly Tilton Byrne

Community Organizer

Holly Tilton Byrne is an organizer at Dakota Rural Action. Some of the projects she staffs include the South Dakota Local Foods Co-op, the Brookings County Chapter, and the Farm to School Committee.

Holly has lived in Brookings since she was 10 years old and has been a DRA member since April 2008. In 2009 Holly worked at Dakota Rural Action as an intern doing work on the South Dakota Local Foods Directory. She returned in 2010 to again work on the directory and was hired on as an organizer once her internship was over.

Not only has Holly experienced farming in the United States, but also Poland and Brazil. She spent two weeks on farms in Poland during the summer of 2008. In the summer of 2009 she returned to Poland for a month where she completed an internship for the International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside in Stryszów. Following her internship, Holly traveled to Brazil where she was certified in permaculture at the Ecocentro IPEC in Pirenópolis.

In her free time Holly enjoys reading, taking pictures, watching the Minnesota Twins win, and doing anything that involves being outdoors.

To contact Holly please call the DRA office at 605-697-5204 or email her at hollyt@dakotarural.org .