Neva is a Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Montana. Author of Changing the Way America Farms: Knowledge and Community in the Sustainable Agriculture Movement (1999), Neva has also published on contemporary agriculture and the building of community-based, democratic food systems. An engaged scholar, Neva and her students have helped strengthen Montana’s food system through community-based action research. Neva also serves on the Missoula City-County Consolidated Planning Board and the Missoula Chapter of Montana Conservation Voters, and is past-president of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society.