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Expert on linking local and regional foods with the cafeteria setting

Senior Farm to Institution Outreach Specialist, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-263-6064 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Farm to school and farm to institution
  • Local and regional food systems


  • Coordinates the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch where over 1.8 million people crunch into locally grown apples to celebrate local farmers.
  • Convenes the Wisconsin Farm to College Community of Practice to leverage college and university food service purchasing to include more locally sourced foods.