MFAI’s Policy Program welcomes two new additions
October 27, 2016
After George Reistad left MFAI in August to become the Food Policy Coordinator for the City of Madison, we were very pleased to welcome Devon Hamilton as MFAI’s new Assistant Policy Director. Devon is finishing up his degree in Landscape Architecture at UW-Madison, where he also actively participates in campus student-of-color organizations and diversity initiatives; he will join our staff full-time after graduating in May, 2017. Even while completing his degree, he has taught food systems trainings for middle school students, managed two youth gardens, and engaged in other food systems organizing projects of Dane County UW Extension.
We are also excited to welcome Kitt Healy, who joined MFAI recently as one of our free Grants Advisers GRANTS ADVISING RESOURCES Kitt received her Masters’ Degree in 2016 from UW-Madison’s Agroecology Program, and she brings widely varied experience, including coordinating UW-Madison’s Seed-to-Kitchen Collaborative, developing vegetable seed varieties for market, working with nonprofit organizations in Chicago and New Orleans, working on farms, developing undergraduate course curriculum and, of course, writing grants! We are lucky to have Kitt’s energy and sound judgment helping farmers in the Midwest who seek our help in designing projects and writing grants to support them.