2018 Planning Committee

Mary Rogers, PhD, Chair
Assistant Professor
Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, Horticultural Science
University of Minnesota
roge0168@umn.edu

Alyssa Banks
Program Manager, Food Security
Greater Twin Cities United Way
alyssa.banks@gtcuw.org

Fernando Burga, PhD
Assistant Professor
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
hburga@umn.edu

Valentine Cadieux, PhD
Assistant Professor and Director of Sustainability and Environmental Studies
Hamline University
kvcadieux01@hamline.edu

Sara Gragg, PhD
Assistant Professor
Food Science Department of Animal Sciences and Industry
Kansas State University
saragragg@ksu.edu

Karl Hakanson
Hennepin County Extension Agriculture Educator
University of Minnesota Extension/Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center
khakanso@umn.edu

Emily Hoover, PhD
Professor
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, Horticultural Science
University of Minnesota
hoover@umn.edu

Kristine Igo
Associate Institute Director
Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute
University of Minnesota
kigo@umn.edu

Nicolas Jelinski, PhD
Assistant Professor
Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, College of, Soil, Water, and Climate
University of Minnesota
jeli0026@umn.edu

Rhonda Layer
Program Director
College of Continuing and Professional Studies
University of Minnesota
layer006@umn.edu

Helene Murray, PhD
Manager
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, Agronomy/Plant Genetics
University of Minnesota
hmurray@umn.edu

Londa Nwadike, PhD
Assistant Professor and State Extension Food Safety Specialist
Kansas State University
lnwadike@ksu.edu

Kimberly Oxley
Research Associate
Food Systems Symposium Coordinator
Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources
Kansas State University
koxley@ksu.edu

Eleni Pliakoni, PhD, 2016 Chair
Assistant Professor
Urban Food Production and Postharvest Handling, Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources
Kansas State University
epliakoni@ksu.edu

Cary Rivard
Associate Professor, Fruit and Vegetable Extension Specialist and Director of Olathe Horticulture Research & Extension Center
Kansas State University
crivard@ksu.edu

Julie Schmitz
Program Associate
College of Continuing and Professional Studies
University of Minnesota
jschmitz@umn.edu

Candice Shoemaker, PhD
Department Head and Professor
Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources
Kansas State University
cshoemak@ksu.edu

Gaston E. Small, PhD
Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences, Biochemistry
University of Saint Thomas
gaston.small@stthomas.edu

Leoma Van Dort
Research Assistant
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
vando052@umn.edu

Claire Flavin, MS
Researcher
Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, Horticultural Science
University of Minnesota
flavi010@umn.edu

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