Olivia Tincani is a food and agriculture business educator and consultant with over 20 years of experience in the field. Her work focuses on farmer/rancher training, entrepreneurial empowerment, business, financial and strategic planning, curriculum design and development, technical assistance, livestock businesses and whole animal supply chains. Her deep experience in her own entrepreneurial food and farming endeavors infuses her work with ambition, empathy and creative spirit. She is currently executing farmer training programs for The Conservation Fund’s Working Farms Fund, the Intertribal Agriculture Council, Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest Farm Business Incubator, Fibershed, Southwest Grassfed Livestock Alliance, and the Grazing School of the West. She served as a Business & Communications Strategist for 8 years for Rancho Llano Seco in Chico, CA. She has deep history in food business operations as the co-founder of landmark joint restaurant/farm enterprises Farm 255 and Farm Burger in the rural southeast, and food service design and management company Just Fare in the San Francisco Bay Area. Olivia is a fierce nomad, splitting time between client projects across the country and family home bases in Sonoma County (CA) and the Maremma region of Italy, keeping her hands in the dirt and her skin in the game.
Leadership & Entrepreneurship Skills for Value-Driven Businesses: Learning from an Indigenous Approach