Diane has served as a Commissioner on the RI Agricultural Land Preservation Commission for 7 years and has been an active advocate for farmland conservation and supports for farmer viability for the past 5 years. She has worked with the RIFPC as a work group member, steering committee member, and board member for the last 5 years. Her family lives on part of an old dairy farm and barters hay with local meat farmers, so she has some direct knowledge of how farming life looks in RI.