Executive Director

Keefe helps lead the Institute’s work to advance agroforestry as a solution for land, climate, and farming communities. He is passionate about connecting agroforestry and food system work with allied efforts in economic development, social justice, and restoration ecology. Keefe’s experience includes farm business, research, public agency, and civil society initiatives. His academic background includes completing degrees in biology from Swarthmore College, in agroecology from University of Wisconsin, a year on farms in four continents as a Watson fellow, and a bioregional anthology called The Driftless Reader. He loves absconding with wife and kiddo from his home in Madison to go pick apples in his neglected orchard.

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Phone: (608) 448-6432 ext. 100