Advisory Role

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research’s Advisory Council members advise Foundation staff and board members regarding program development and implementation, potential partnerships and other matters of significance to the organization’s mission to support innovative science addressing today’s food and agriculture challenges. Individuals representing diverse industries, geographic areas and professional backgrounds were selected to serve on the Foundation's Advisory Councils from a competitive pool of applicants nominated through an open solicitation. Each council member will serve two or three-year terms and meet virtually three times per year.

Each Advisory Council is led by a Chair, bolded in the list below, appointed to facilitate discussion, build consensus and serve as a liaison to the Foundation’s board.

Advisory Council Membership

NameAffiliation
Maria BowmanSoil Health Partnership
Dennis ChessmanUSDA NRCS Soil Health Division
Steven CulmanOhio State University
Chad EllisNoble Research Institute
Nick GoeserU.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance
Timothy GriffinTufts University
Dan HarburgIndigo Ag
O.John IdowuNew Mexico State University
Douglas KarlenUSDA-ARS
Britt LundgrenStonyfield Farm Inc.
Steven RosenzweigGeneral Mills
Allison ThomsonField to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
Michael VanceStark Ranch
Michelle WanderUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

NameAffiliation
Bill AlleyNational Ground Water Association
L. Jason KrutzMississippi State University
John PiersonGeorgia Tech Research Institute
Linda ProkopyPurdue University
Claudia RinglerInternational Food Policy Research Institute
Stephen SmithWade Water LLC
Daniel SonkeCampbell Soup Company
Kristan VandenHeuvelThe Water Research Foundation
Laosheng WuUniversity of California Riverside

NameAffiliation
Dr. Priscila HenriquezInter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA)
Evy JaconisAmerican Pulse Association
Jim KirkwoodIndependent
Mr. Jeff LaknerIndependent
Richard LintonNorth Carolina State University
Dr.Philip PardeyUniversity of Minnesota
Jesse PolandKansas State University
Jessica ShadeThe Organic Center

NameAffiliation
Sheila AndrewUniversity of Connecticut
Lisa BectonNational Pork Board
Sebastian BelleMaine Aquaculture Association
Barry BradfordKansas State University
Gary McMurrayGeorgia Institute of Technology
Don RitterMountaire Farms
H.Morgan ScottTexas A&M University
Joe SwedbergHormel Foods (ret)
Duane TheuninckCargill

NameAffiliation
Luis BettencourtMansueto Institute for Urban Innovation; University of Chicago
Kate FitzgeraldFitzgerald-Canepa LLC
Andrew HarigFood Marketing Institute (FMI)
Dean KopsellUniversity of Florida
Erin McDonaldNew York City Mayor's Office
Ronda RutledgeSustainable Food Center
Gary StutteSyNRGE
Ashley ZanolliOregon Department of Environmental Quality ReFED: Rethink Food Waste

NameAffiliation
Ann BeaulieuAgroFresh
Kitty CardwellNational Institute of Microbial Forensics & Food and Agricultural Biosecurity, Oklahoma State University
Katy FranklinReFED: Rethinking Food Waste
Karen HannerFeeding America
Rosetta NewsomeInstitute of Food Technologists
Lorrene RitchieNutrition Policy Institute and Cooperative Extension, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California
Brian RoeDepartment of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University
Juan TricaricoInnovation Center for U.S. Dairy