Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Julie Zajac

Julie Zajac, MPH, grew up on the farm that provides the base of operation for 3 PillarZ Farm (3PF), located in Columbus, PA. The values of hard work, perseverance, and life-long learning coupled the experiences of her 30+-year career in healthcare and public health underpin 3PF’s three-pronged mission of cultivating the next generation of farmers, reconnecting people to their food sources, and enhancing the quality of life in NWPA.

Julie knows the value of farming and agriculture as a way of life, and wants to share the family farm to help new farmers realize their goals for themselves and their families. She aims to use her expertise in policy, partnerships, and program evaluation to grow 3PF into an organization that will strengthen the resilience of Northwest Pennsylvania’s food system.