Interview with Margaret Krome on 02/16/16 discussing contributions and involvement with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and its predicessor organizations.
Type of Resource
Sustainable Agriculture policy development
Brief Biographical Summary - Margaret Krome is Policy Program Director for the Michael Fields Agricultural institute in East Troy, Wisconsin. She has spent thirty years developing state and local programs and policies supporting environmentally sound, profitable, and socially responsible agriculture and for years led the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition's annual national grassroots campaign to fund federal programs prioritized each year by NSAC’s member groups; she continues to assist NSAC with this campaign. ln Wisconsin, Ms. Krome has been instrumental in helping to create several significant programs, including the UW-Madison center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, the Pesticide Use and Risk Reduction program, the state’s Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin program, the state's farm to School program, and others. She conducts workshops and webinars nationwide on grant writing, using federal programs to support sustainable agriculture, and on new USDA crop insurance programs supporting diversified farms. Ms. Krome has invested a dozen years in building the next generation of sustainable agriculture leaders, including more leaders of color. She sits on the board of the National Center for Appropriate Technology and writes a bi-weekly editorial column for The Capital Times in Madison.
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Continents: North America Countries: United States
Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA); St. Paul, Minnesota 2016