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Projects & Initiatives

Commission Working Groups

Sustainable Production Systems

Working Group Chair: Kendall Lamkey, Iowa State University
Rachel Bezner Kerr, Cornell University
Richard Conant, Colorado State University
Carlos Avila-Bello, Universidad Veracruzana
Karin Wittenberg, University of Manitoba
Layne Coppock, Utah State University
Stanford Blade, University of Alberta
Dave Hoisington, University of Georgia

Plant and Animal Performance

Working Group Chair: Ermias Kebreab, University of California, Davis
Kulvinder Gill, Washington State University
Paul Thompson, Michigan State University
Conrad Bonsi, Tuskegee University
Catarina Loredo Osti, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
Morven McLean, International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation
Rajasekaran Lada, Dalhousie University
John Foltz, University of Idaho
Michelle Wander, University of Illinois
Cynthia Baldwin, University of Massachusetts
Justine Beaulieu, University of Maryland

Supply Chains, Distribution, Loss and Waste in Food Systems

Working Group Chair: Sabine O'Hare, University of the District of Columbia
Hunter Francis, California Polytechnic State University
Miguel Gomez, Cornell University
Cheryl Coleman, Environmental Protection Agency
Jitendra Paliwal, University of Manitoba
Anne Cafer, University of Mississippi
Prasanta Kalita, University of Illinois
Monica Munn, Rockefeller Foundation
Rebeca López-García, Logre International Food Science Consulting

Enabling Environment for Access and Solutions

Working Group Chair: Alex Winter-Nelson, University of Illinois
Steve Bosserman, Bosserman and Associates
Sonya Jones, University of South Carolina
Rick Foster, Michigan State University
Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank
Graham Cochran, Ohio State University
Marcela Rosas NexticapaUniversidad de Veracruzana
Nick Younginer, University of South Carolina

Inclusion and Equity

Working Group Chair: Paula Hunker, Auburn University
Gary Nabhan, University of Arizona
Deborah Rubin, Cultural Practice
Keltie Jones, Dalhousie University
Emmanuel Rodrigo Marín Orozco, Universidad de Guadalajara
Alisha Vincent, Dakota Wesleyen University
Ruth Mendum, Penn State University
Anna Hankins, Student/Farmworker Alliance
Robert Zabawa, Tuskegee University

Nutrition, Human Development, and Health

Working Group Co-chairs: Lindsay Allen, USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC) & Olga Garcia, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro 
Vic Knauf, Arcadia Biosciences
Felicia Wu, Michigan State University
Olga Garcia, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro
Zhaoming Xu, University of British Columbia
Kathleen Ragsdale, Mississippi State University
Kate Clancy, John Hopkins School of Public Health

Food Safety, Sanitation, and Public Health

Working Group Chair: Maria Rubino, Michigan State University
Alejandro Echeverry, Texas Tech University
Stuart Styles, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Don Schaffner, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Siyun Wang, University of British Columbia
Keith Warriner, University of Guelph
Azadeh Namvar, University of Guelph
Chika Okafor, University of Tennessee

Knowledge and Education

Working Group Chair: Jack Elliot, Texas A&M University
Maryah Fram, University of South Carolina
Christine Porter, University of Wyoming
Tom Kelly, University of New Hampshire
Maria Lapinski, Michigan State University
Jeffrey Wichtel, University of Guelph
David Gray, Dalhousie University
Teshome Alemneh, Indiana University