Samantha Black is the program coordinator for CFAES Center for Cooperatives at Ohio State University. She is a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College with her B.A. in Human Services and Counseling. Sam has over 14 years working with state and county agencies, assisting farmers, businesses, and individuals in acquiring grants, program assistance and scholarships. Previous roles have included overseeing employee management, chief financial officer, office manager, working with numerous board of directors, conducting annual audits, creating and implementing policy and procedures, and communications. She enjoys working with the different entities to help accomplish their mission and assisting individuals in meeting their goals. Samantha lives in southern Ohio with her husband and helps manage her family’s generational farm which raises row crops and livestock. When not working, she enjoys working outside on the farm, reading and cooking.