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Fostering Sustainable Agriculture through Research, Education and Policy since 1984

Board of Directors

Laura Paine – President
Grazing and Organic Agriculture Specialist

Ed Erdmann – Vice President
UW-Whitewater, Department of Languages & Literatures

Jamshed Patel – Secretary/Treasurer
Foley & Lardner

Robert “Bob” Bower
Hawthorne Valley Farm

Anders Gurda
Pipeline Foods,  Agronomy Solutions

Leslie J. Harris
UW-Milwaukee, Communication Department

James (Sandy) Syburg
White Oak Farm LLC and Purple Cow Organics, Owner

Brian Wickert
Biodynamic Practitioner

Board of Directors Officers (Ex-Officio Members)

Christopher Mann

Bill Liebhardt

Wayne Lueders

Beth Bovis