Micah Helle (they/he) is a dynamic Food System's Operations Manager at Pillsbury United Communities (PUC), where they have successfully led a diverse portfolio of Food Innovation projects. With a keen focus on strategy development and execution, Micah has spearheaded initiatives related to local produce and CPG procurement for PUC's distributed network of Food Shelves and Community Cafes and most notably at North Market in Camden, Minneapolis.
Micah's three-year tenure at PUC began with his creation of the Hydroponic Farmer Training Program and before joining PUC, Micah honed their expertise in food and supply chain innovation through roles at Square Roots, Kimbal Musk's renowned Ag x Tech start-up, and Smallhold in Brooklyn, New York. Their passion for food entrepreneurship, combined with their visionary approach to developing future food leaders, makes them an invaluable asset to the community. Micah's exceptional leadership, strategic acumen, and commitment to impact-driven initiatives have consistently delivered tangible results at PUC and beyond.