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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


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


Christopher Mann

Martina Mann

Ruth Zinniker