NANCY O'Mallon is the CEO and president of About Harvest, LLC, a for profit social enterprise using media in formats dedicated to informing, educating and celebrating agricultural history, development, and food. About Harvest makes short and long form programs, documentaries, commercials and public service announcements that unearth the history, science and relevance of modern agricultural crops that are grown and harvested in the U.S. and around the world.
A native of New Jersey, O'Mallon is a graduate of Richard Stockton College. She is an award winning writer, producer and director. A fourth generation Irish American, O'Mallon traces her roots to counties Cavan and Cork. She has traveled throughout the west coast of Ireland and is planning another trip.
Married with one daughter, O'Mallon says of her Irish heritage, "There is a mark on my soul made by my Irish ancestors, and I am very proud to carry it. From the time I was a young girl, I heard stories of my relatives and other Irish people who came before me. There were stories of resilience and inner strength."
"Shortly after my great grandparents had made New Jersey their home, my greatgrandmother was widowed and left destitute with four small children. Like her strong, resilient, creative and intelligent ancestors, she fond ways to not only take care of her family, but to improve their destiny."
"When I founded About Harvest in 2009 at the cusp of what would become the world's greatest economic crisis, I did so with my great-grandmother and all my Irish ancestors in my heart."
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