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At the intersection of food, soil, climate, farming and water.

Board of Directors

Anders Gurda – Board Chair
Pipeline Foods, Agronomy Solutions

 


Laura Paine- Vice Chair
Program Director for Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

 

Jamshed Patel –¬†Secretary/Treasurer
Foley & Lardner

 

Robert “Bob” Bower
Hawthorne Valley Farm

 


George Reistad
City of Madison, Food Policy Director

 


Gregg Sanford
UW Madison, Associate Scientist, Agronomy

 


James (Sandy) Syburg

White Oak Farm LLC and Purple Cow Organics, Owner

 

Brian Wickert
Biodynamic Practitioner

Board of Directors Officers (Ex-Officio Members)

Bill Liebhardt

Wayne Lueders

Beth Bovis

Founders 

Christopher Mann

Martina Mann

Ruth Zinniker