Amy Myrdal Miller, is an award-winning dietitian, farmer's daughter, public speaker, author, and president of Farmer's Daughter Consulting, an agriculture, food, and culinary communications firm founded in 2014. During her 25-year career, Amy has worked for Fleishman Hillard, the Rippe Lifestyle Institute, Dole Food Company, the California Walnut Board & Commission, and The Culinary Institute of America.
Today, Amy works with a variety of clients across the food system, including seed companies, grower cooperatives, commodity boards, national brands, campus dining operations, and restaurants.
Amy is the co-author of Cooking à la Heart: 500 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Help Make Every Meal Heart Healthy, © 2023 Linda Hachfeld and Amy Myrdal Miller, published by The Experiment. Cooking à la Heart is about the joyful, mindful pursuit of great food, enjoyed with people you love in settings that relax and inspire you to do more good things for your health.
Amy is a National Dairy Council Ambassador and a member of the Bayer Nutrition Network. She is the nutrition marketing and foodservice specialist for the Buy California Marketing Agreement/CA GROWN®, and the culinary and foodservice specialist for the Produce for Better Health Foundation. She writes a monthly "Produce on the Menu" column for Produce Business magazine.
Amy was appointed in 2020 to serve on the Texas A&M AgriLife External Advisory Board and the Bayer Horticultural Advisory Council, opportunities that allow her to learn from other influential leaders across our vast food system. In 2022 Amy was invited to join the Texas A&M Institute for Advancing Health Through Agriculture External Advisory Board.
Amy is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a former president of the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and a past chair of the Food & Culinary Professionals Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is currently serving as the FCP Delegate in the Academy House of Delegates and as the treasurer for the Sacramento Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International.
A farmer's daughter from North Dakota who now lives outside Sacramento, Amy received her B.S. in dietetics from the University of California, Davis, completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics, and earned her M.S. in nutrition communication from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
Scott Miller is a professional photographer, licensed real estate agent, and experienced sales and management professional. His work for Farmer's Daughter Consulting focuses on finding new opportunities for Amy Myrdal Miller to share her expertise with food system clients. He also consults on all projects that require creative services, such as photography projects and PowerPoint presentation design and development for Amy's public speaking engagements. His professional food photography credits with Farmer's Daughter Consulting include works for hire for Sunkist Growers, The Culinary Institute of America, Produce Business, and Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
Scott has spent more than 20 years working in sales and management, including 15 years with Ritz and Wolf Camera where he rose from the ranks of a store associate in New Orleans to a district manager in Northern California. Today he works for California Hearing Aid Center as a hearing aid dispenser.
Prior to working in hearing aid sales and service, Scott worked for Clear Channel Media & Entertainment (CCME) as a sales associate, representing radio advertising clients in a variety of sectors, including food and agriculture. During his first year with Clear Channel, he received the "Rookie Salesperson of the Year" award for his aggressive and attentive sales performance.
Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Tulane University in New Orleans. He is a 2011 graduate of the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy (SEA), a non-profit organization that provides business training for undergraduate and graduate students as well as working professionals who want to start their own businesses or expand their business skills and knowledge.
Violet Grey loves her role as a marketing intern with Farmer’s Daughter Consulting where she works on various digital marketing and public relations projects for our clients. Violet joined the team in March 2020. If you want a high energy player on your team, Violet is the purr-fect partner! Violet possess valuable experience with various virtual meeting and networking tools, including Zoom. If you need help getting connected in this digital world, Violet will jump at the opportunity to assist.
Violet is purr-suing an undergraduate degree in agribusiness economics at the University of California, Davis. She attended high school in Los Gatos, California, where she received numerous awards in cross country running. When she completes her undergraduate degree, Violet plans to pursue her MS/MBA in agriculture at UC Davis with a focus on the production, economics, and marketing of catnip. In her spare time, she enjoys running, running, running, and playing soccer with friends.
Schroeder Miller joined Farmer’s Daughter Consulting in March 2020 as a sustainable agriculture intern. While he is most interested in studying aquaculture, particularly sustainable tuna harvest, he is currently helping with projects related to sustainable intensification of agriculture in North America. He’s eager to share his purr-spectives with Farmer’s Daughter Consulting clients.
Schroeder is an undergraduate student at UC Davis working on a degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. He hopes to apply his classroom studies to work for Farmer’s Daughter Consulting clients, particularly those that want an intern who loves to wrestle with tough issues. He’s willing to bat around ideas for hours on end, chasing after answers to complex questions.
Schroeder is a very easygoing young man who attended high school in Grass Valley, California. He readily admits he approves of the California law making cattabis legal for recreational use in our great state. (PLEASE NOTE: While we do not allow interns or employees to use cattabis during business hours, we can’t control how much or how often Schroeder enjoys it during his time outside the office.)