Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Julia Van Soelen Kim

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North Bay Food Systems Advisor
Cooperative Extension Marin County
1682 Novato Boulevard
Suite 150-B
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 473-2708
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Also in:
Sonoma County
Mendocino County
Napa County


Julia Van Soelen Kim is the North Bay Food Systems Advisor serving Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma Counties. Julia holds a Master of Science in Community Development and a Master of Public Health, both from UC Davis. Her work at UC Cooperative Extension in the North Bay focuses on the viability, sustainability, and equity of regional food systems. Her efforts are directed at strengthening the connections between farmers and consumers by supporting the viability of small-scale and diversified agricultural production and expanding access to affordable local food.


MS Community Development, University of California, Davis. 2013
MPH Public Health, University of California, Davis. 2012
BA Sociology, University of California, Davis. 2005

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Peer Reviewed

  • Galt, Ryan E.; Bradley, Katharine; Christensen, Libby; Fake, Cindy; Munden-Dixon, Kate; Simpson, Natasha; Surls, Rachel; Van Soelen Kim, Julia (2016). "What difference does income make for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members in California? Comparing lower-income and higher-income households." Agriculture and Human Values: 1-18.
  • Galt, Ryan E.; Bradley, Katharine; Christensen O’Sullivan, Libby; Van Soelen Kim, Julia; Lobo, Ramiro (2015). "Eroding the community in community supported agriculture (CSA): competition’s effects in alternative food networks in California." Sociologia Ruralis
  • Galt, Ryan E.; Parr, Damian; Van Soelen Kim, Julia; Beckett, Jessica; Lickter, Maggie; Ballard, Heidi L. (2012). "Transformative food systems education in a land-grant college of agriculture: The importance of learner-centered inquiries." Agriculture and Human Values Volume 30(Issue 1): 129-142.
  • Conner, David S.; Nowaka, Andrew; Berkenkampb, JoAnne; Feenstra, Gail W.; Van Soelen Kim, Julia; Liquorie, Toni; Hamm, Michael W. (2011). "Value Chains for Sustainable Procurement in Large School Districts: Fostering Partnerships." Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development Volume 1(Issue 4): 55-68.

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