January 1, 2014
Program Director – Public Policy
Margaret Krome oversees MFAI’s policy program. In this capacity, she coordinates the annual national grassroots campaign to fund federal programs supported by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. Over many years, she has collaborated to create and sustain funding for a number of state initiatives supporting environmentally sound, profitable, and socially responsible agriculture. In addition to policy work, she conducts workshops nationwide on grant writing and using federal programs to support sustainable agriculture. Ms. Krome served Wisconsin Rural Development Center for nine years before joining MFAI in 1995. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Center for Appropriate Technology and sits on the Wisconsin Board of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Ms. Krome writes a bi-weekly editorial column for The Capital Times in Madison, where she lives with her husband and two children.