Amy Myrdal Miller
Founder and President
Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND, is an award-winning Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, farmer’s daughter, highly regarded public speaker, published author, and founder and president of Farmer’s Daughter® Consulting, Inc., a privately-held agriculture, food, and culinary communications firm.
During her 20-year career in nutrition, Amy has worked for a global public relations firm, a clinical research lab, the world’s largest fruit and vegetable company, a California-based commodity board, and a world-renowned culinary college. Her work experiences have helped her hone her skills in public relations, clinical and sensory research, nutrition marketing, and culinary nutrition.
From June 2007 to July 2014 Amy worked for The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), a private, not-for-profit culinary college. Her role included planning continuing education conferences and leadership retreats for foodservice, culinary, and healthcare audiences. During her seven years with the CIA Amy planned and hosted more than 50 conferences and leadership retreats focused on nutrition, health, wellness, and sustainability issues. She also conducted sensory science research studies with colleagues from the University of California, Davis.
Prior to joining the CIA, Amy led domestic marketing and health research efforts for the California Walnut Commission; directed nutrition education and nutrition marketing programs for Dole Food Company; conducted cardiovascular health research studies at the Rippe Lifestyle Institute in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts; and managed public relations campaigns for various food and agriculture clients at Fleishman-Hillard in their Kansas City office.
Amy has been widely recognized for her nutrition leadership. She was selected to give the 53rd Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecture at the 2015 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Nashville, TN. This award is given annually to an Academy member who is a notable and inspiring speaker with the ability to communicate expert knowledge to a broad audience, as well as a dedicated volunteer leader whose unique experiences and contributions to the profession make him or her a role model in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
Amy was the 2014 recipient of the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy Nutrition Impact award, the 2013 recipient of the California Dietetic Association Excellence in Research award, a 2007 recipient of an ADDY award, and the 2003 recipient of the Produce for Better Health Foundation Diamond Crystal Award.
Amy is a co-author of The Healthy Heart Cookbook for Dummies, the executive editor of the Dole 5 A Day Kids Cookbook, and the nutrition editor of the fourth edition of Techniques of Healthy Cooking, a textbook for culinary students published by The Culinary Institute of America. She is also a lead or co-author on eight culinary nutrition papers published in peer-reviewed journals. She currently writes a monthly column for Produce Business magazine on flavor and culinary issues.
An active volunteer leader, Amy is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a past chair of the Food & Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group, a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation RD Farmer and Agriculture Committee of Experts, and the 2016-2017 president of the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Amy is also a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, an international philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage, and hospitality.
A farmer’s daughter from North Dakota, Amy received her BS in dietetics from the University of California, Davis; completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics; and received her MS in nutrition communication from the Tufts University Friedman Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She and her husband Scott Miller live in Carmichael, California.
You can follow Amy’s insights on farming, food, and flavor issues on Twitter @AmyMyrdalMiller.
Research and Education Associate
Megan Myrdal, MS, RD, is a registered dietitian who believes that a personal, well-connected food system drives strong, healthy communities. Megan serves as the research & education associate for Farmer’s Daughter Consulting, providing a range of client services including research-based content development, presentation development and delivery, social media management, and event management and representation.
Megan is based in Fargo, North Dakota, amidst the most fertile farmland in the world. Living and working in the heart of the Red River Valley, Megan enjoys the opportunity to connect and learn more about the various complexities and dynamics of today’s food system and continually explore ways to grow a healthy and sustainable food system.
Megan received her M.S. from North Dakota State University in nutrition & exercise science, and her B.S. from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in food nutrition/dietetics and communications. She completed her dietetic internship with Loyola University – Chicago, and a public relations internship with Porter Novelli Public Services in Washington, DC.
Megan is very active in her professional associations. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, and past Recipe Contest Chair for the Food & Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Group. She is a former president of the North Dakota Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and North Dakota Nutrition Council.
Vice President of Business Development
Director of Creative Services
Scott Miller is a professional photographer, licensed real estate agent, and experienced sales and management professional. His professional food photography credits include works for hire for Sunkist Growers, The Culinary Institute of America, 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.
Sustainable Agriculture Intern
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.)