The director of the OGRAIN program is Dr. Erin Silva. She is an associate professor of Organic and Sustainable Cropping Systems, director of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, and Clif Bar Endowed Chair in Organic Agriculture and Outreach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also runs the Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension program at UW-Madison. Erin can be reached at Emsilva@wisc.edu.
Hannah arrived in the role of outreach specialists for the OGRAIN program at UW Madison following a master’s degree in soil science and agroecology. She organizes OGRAIN field days and annual winter conference. Hannah is also a co-facilitator for the Midwest GRIT program for beginning food-grade grain farmers in the Upper Midwest.
Fun Fact: Hannah is an avid elite amateur triathlete and has competed at the 70.3 World Championships and at the Olympic Distance Triathlon Nationals. She also loves baking sourdough with all the local grains.
Hannah can be reached at email@example.com
Claire supports research and outreach for the OGRAIN program including: developing, researching, and writing educational materials for growers; research and writing peer-reviewed publications encompassing primary research, literature reviews, and meta-analyses; program evaluation and design; project management; and fostering collaborations across the organic grain community.
Fun fact: Claire arrived at the OGRAIN program after bike touring across the US and volunteering at organic farms along the way.
Claire received her PhD in developmental, regenerative and stem cell biology from the University of Chicago, and is interested in the intersection of human health and agriculture from her time in the healthcare sector. Claire can be reached at Stedden@wisc.edu.