Our Staff

Erik Hagan

Farm Manager – WI

(608) 448-6432 ext. 112

Since 2005, Erik has devoted himself to studying, teaching, and managing agroecological systems across the country. After receiving a B.S. in Agricultural and Ecological Sciences from The Evergreen State College in 2009, Erik coordinated the South Puget Sound Small Farms Program with WSU Extension and Mason Conservation District; providing education, research and farm planning/technical assistance for producers in the region. Erik relocated to Pennsylvania in 2015 to work with the USDA Agricultural Research Service at the Pennsylvania State University while working towards a Master’s in Ecology. His research focused on alternative riparian buffer and water quality management strategies for enhancing ecosystem services within agricultural landscapes. During this time, Erik developed and managed a diversified agroforestry farm while co-coordinating outreach and training programs on agroforestry opportunities specific to the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region. Erik is excited to join the Savanna Institute and the Midwest community in discovering, developing and promoting resilient and regenerative models of agroecosystems for the Midwest and beyond.