Cody is an Arkansas native who holds a degree in physics, has a passion for farming, and brings ten years of experience developing and growing pasture to plate meat enterprises.  He is the General Manager of Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative, a farmer-owned cooperative that supports family farms committed to regenerative farming practices that improve our land and communities. The co-op connects member farms with markets and ensures pasture to the plate transparency and traceability.  Cody believes customers have a right to know the provenance of the food they purchase.  He led the co-op’s efforts to implement labeling that gives customers the ability to trace a product’s supply chain journey on a blockchain powered platform. Grass Roots is the first meat company in the U.S. to use blockchain technology to give consumers the ability to trace a products journey from the farmer’s pasture to the customer’s plate.