Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Agriculture and Food Policy

To help specialists in Nigeria better advise the Ministry of Agriculture about food security, Ulrike Nischan applied what she learned at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Alum David Radtke is using his decades of agriculture and international policy experience to help the Republic of Congo establish large mechanized farms.

Lindsay Read's career has been just the right blend of domestic and international, letting her explore how U.S. public policies affect people from other countries and how other nations approach their domestic programs.

2012 alum Carly Hood is lead author on an article published in the Wisconsin Medical Journal.
Second-year students Miriam Palmer and Selina Eadie appeared on television on WKOW Channel 27 News on March 28, at 5 p.m. to discuss suggestions they and three other students have for reducing childhood obesity.
Monday, February 11, 2013

Pfaff seeks to make people's lives better

Alum Shawn Pfaff got into the Fitchburg mayor's race because he wanted his city to open its first library after more than 30 years of discussion.

Ometere Omoluabi helps West African companies and governments overcome barriers to free trade. Based in Accra, Ghana, the 2008 alum serves as a liaison between the public and private sector to improve the trade and business climate for 15 countries that agreed in 1990 to duty-free trade.

Jonny Hunter (MPA, 2011) of the Underground Food Collective will speak about how his La Follette policy degree helped him succeed as a restaurant and catering entrepreneur against some steep odds. The talk begins at 12 pm on Tuesday, May 1, in the La Follette conference room

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Students to hold Hunger Meal March 1

At the March 1 Hunger Meal sponsored by La Follette School students, whether diners get a gourmet dinner, rice and beans, or something in between will be determined the same way many receive their lot in life: by chance.
Monday, February 20, 2012

Students help out at food bank

La Follette School students volunteered at Second Harvest Foodbank.

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