Advisory Council

Steven I. Apfelbaum – Senior Ecologist, Founder, & Chairman, Applied Ecological Services, Inc. – WI

Dayna Burtness – Farmer, Nettle Valley Farm – MN

Sallie Calhoun – Founder, #NoRegrets Initiative, Cienega Capital, Globetrotter Foundation and Paicines Ranch – CA

TJ Callahan – Owner, Farmhouse Taverns – IL

Cathe Capel – Farmer, Seven Sisters Farm – IL

Casey Dahl – Farmer, Feral Farm (Jefferson, WI) – WI

DD Danforth Burlin – Founder, Sustainable and Local Food Investment Group – IL

Syovata (Vata) Edari – Chocolatier & Lawyer, Cocovaa – WI

Narimah (Nimi) Ehr – MBA Candidate, UW-Madison – WI

Jose Franco, PhD – Research Agronomist/Agroecologist, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center – WI

Leslie Freehill – Attorney, Pines Bach LLP – WI

Stefan Gailans – Research and Field Crops Director, Practical Farmers of Iowa – IA

Paul Gaynor – Owner, White Oak Savanna Events Farm and Sanctuary; Principal, G&R Public Law & Strategies – WI                    

Meghan Giroux, MSC – Owner, Interlace Agroforestry LLC; Director, Interlace Commons Inc.

Michael Gold, PhD – Professor, The Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri – MO

John Graham, PhD – Professor of Environmental Science and Biology, Madison College, WI

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquín – President-CEO, Regenerative Agriculture Alliance – MN

Brooke Hecht, PhD – President, Center for Humans and Nature – IL

Randy Jackson, PhD – Professor of Grassland Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison – WI

Shibu Jose, PhD – Interim Associate Dean for Research, University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources – MO

Margaret Krome – Policy Director, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute – WI

David LeZaks, PhD – Senior Fellow, Croatan Institute – WI

Theresa Marquez – Mission Executive (retired), Organic Valley – WI

Diane Mayerfeld – Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator, UW-Madison Division of Extension – WI

Erin Meier – Director, Green Lands Blue Waters – MN

Curt Meine, PhD – Senior Fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation – WI

Dave Miller – Co-Founder and CEO, Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT – IL

Gary Nabhan – W.K. Kellogg Chair in Southwest Borderlands Food and Water Security, University of Arizona – AZ

Valentin Picasso, PhD – Assistant Professor in Forages and Grazing, University of Wisconsin-Madison – WI

James (Jim) Pines – Co-Founder, Tillable – WI

Odessa Piper – Lead, Taliesin Food Artisan Immersion Program; Chef (former) & Founder, L’Etoile – WI

Lindsay Rebhan – Partner & Designer, Ecological Design – MN

George Reistad – Food Policy Coordinator, City of Madison – WI

Abby Rose – Podcaster, Farmerama – UK

Ricardo Salvador, PhD – Director, Food & Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists – MD

Kathy Schmitt – Bureau Chief, Wisconsin Farm Center, WI Department of Agriculture – WI

Eric Toensmeier – Senior Biosequestration Fellow, Project Drawdown – NY

Severine von Tscharner Fleming – Founder and Director, The Greenhorns & Agrarian Trust – NY

Tom Wahl – Farmer, Red Fern Farm – IA

Richard Omar Warner – Past Director, Green Lands Blue Waters – WI

Sarah Wentzel-Fischer – Executive Director, Quivara Coalition – NM

Sandra Williams, PhD – Professor, Northeastern Illinois University; Partner, Fields Restored Farm – IL

Wendy Yang, PhD – Assistant Professor of Plant Biology and Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – IL

Gary Zimmer – Founder, Midwestern BioAg – WI

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