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Fostering Sustainable Agriculture through Research, Education and Policy since 1984

Board of Directors

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

Anders Gurda – Vice President
Pipeline Foods, Agronomy Solutions

Jamshed Patel – Secretary/Treasurer
Foley & Lardner

Robert “Bob” Bower
Hawthorne Valley Farm

Leslie J. Harris
UW-Milwaukee, Communication Department

Laura Paine
Grazing and Organic Agriculture Specialist

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