Farm to School Advisory Council

​The WI Farm to School Advisory Council was established by Act 293 and it members serve as ambassadors for farm to school efforts across the state; help the Farm to School Leadership Group and Steering Committee prioritize statewide farm to school goals and programming; and advise future state-level policy and strategy related to farm to school.

Current members are: Dan Smith, Division Administrator, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; Charles Warzecha, Deputy Administrator, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health; Jessica Sharkus, Director, School Nutrition Team, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; John Dettman, Director of Performance, UW-Madison Athletics; Kymm Mutch, Principal, Mutch Better Foods LLC; Cathy Statz, Education Director, Wisconsin Farmers Union; Barb Waara, McFarland School District/President, School Nutrition Association; Jim Degan, Manager of School Nutrition, Janesville School District; Nancy Dorman, Director of Policy Services, Wisconsin School Board Association; Nan Peterson, Director for Child Health Advocacy, American Family Children's Hospital; Daithi Wolfe, Early Education Policy Analyst, Wisconsin Council on Children and Families; Chris Blakeney, Producer, Amazing Grace Family Farms; Cynthia Holt; Amy Meinen, Director of Support Staff, healthTIDE; and Amber Canto, State Coordinator of FoodWise, UW-Extension.

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