2020 Committees

Organizing Committee

Eleni Pliakoni, PhD – Organizing Commitee Chair

Associate Professor, Urban Food Production and Postharvest Handling
Horticulture and Natural Resources
Kansas State University – Olathe
epliakoni@ksu.edu

Jeremy Cowan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Horticulture and Natural Resources
Kansas State University
jscowan@ksu.edu

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

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

Cary Rivard, PhD
Associate Professor, Fruit and Vegetable Extension, Horticulture and Natural Resources
Kansas State University
crivard@ksu.edu

Candice Shoemaker, PhD
Professor and Special Assistant to the Dean, College of Agriculture
Kansas State University
cshoemak@ksu.edu

Heather Woods
Program Coordinator, Urban Food Systems Program, Horticulture and Natural Resources
Urban Food Systems Symposium Coordinator
Kansas State University – Olathe
hlwoods@ksu.edu

Scientific Committee

Candice Shoemaker, PhD – Scientific Committee Chair
Professor and Special Assistant to the Dean, College of Agriculture
Kansas State University

Nozella Brown, PhD
Director, Wyandotte County Extension
Kansas State University Research and Extension

Mary Hendrickson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Rural Sociology
University of Missouri

Ganga Hettiarachchi, PhD
Professor, Soil and Environmental Chemistry
Kansas State University

Zac Hoppenstedt, MS
Horticulture Agent, Fruit and Vegetable Production
Johnson County Research and Extension

Lydia Kaume, PhD
Assistant Extension Professor, Nutrition and Health Education
University of Missouri Extension

Eleni Pliakoni, PhD
Associate Professor, Urban Food Production & Postharvest Handling
Kansas State University – Olathe

Mary Rogers, PhD
Assistant Professor, Organic Food Production and Urban Agriculture University of Minnesota

Matthew Sanderson, PhD
Professor, Sociology
Kansas State University

Jeanette Thurston, PhD
Professor and Director, Food Science Institute
Kansas State University

Jessie Vipham, PhD
Assistant Professor, Global Food Systems and Nutrition
Kansas State University

 

 

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