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Food and Society Policy Fellowship Announces New Class

The Food and Society Policy Fellowship, primarily funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, recently announced the members of its third class.  The class will serve for a two-year period beginning September 1, 2003. They will begin their term with a communications training and food systems tour in central Iowa.

The following includes the 2003-2005 class of Fellows:

  • Curt Arens, Nebraska, Crop and Livestock Producer

  • Ann Cooper, New York, Head Chef at The Ross School

  • Wylie Harris, Texas, Cattle Rancher

  • Mary Hendrickson, Missouri, Rural Sociologist at the University of Missouri

  • Rosalie Koenig, Florida, Organic Vegetable Producer

  • Amanda Dew Manning, South Carolina, Health Administration Expert at Manning & Associates, Inc.

  • La Donna Redmond, Illinois, Community Organizer at the Institute for Community Resource Development

  • Jonathan Thomas, Pennsylvania, Research Consultant with the New England Small Farm Institute

The Food and Society Fellowship was launched in September 2001.  The program’s mission is to educate consumers, opinion leaders and policymakers about the opportunities that community-based food systems enterprises offer to consumers, farmers, rural and urban communities, and the environment.  Currently there are 23 fellows with backgrounds ranging from health, consumer education, aquaculture, local food policy, nutrition, sustainable agriculture and organic farming.  The Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute in partnership with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy administers the fellowship program.

For more information on the program, visit the Web site:  www.foodandsocietyfellows.org.

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