Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Agriculture and Food Policy

An official with the U.S. Government Accountability Office will be at the La Follette School on Monday to talk with students who are interested in working for the federal government. He also will present at the La Follette School seminar at noon.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Students to discuss internships Wednesday

Three La Follette School students will talk about their internship experiences in an informal lunchtime session on Wednesday, September 7, at noon in the La Follette School conference room.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fire destroys alum's restaurant

Underground Kitchen, the downtown Madison restaurant opened in 2010 by La Follette alum Jonny Hunter and his partners, was destroyed by fire June 30. Online donations are being accepted, and fund-raisers are being held for people and businesses displaced by the fire.
Sunday, March 27, 2011

Braden advocates cruelty-free diet

Pete Braden's life work is to bring an end to factory farming. "Industrial farms torture animals, destroy the land, spread disease and cause unnecessary human hunger," says the first-year La Follette School student.

Wherever life takes Erika Jones, she intends to always be involved in public service. Her training and experiences through the La Follette School are helping her advance her career interests in fostering stronger communities and public policy that supports sustainable agriculture.

The secret to greater government efficiency is program evaluation and performance management, believes Kristina Krull, whose interests have broadened during her three semesters at the La Follette School.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Alum opens restaurant

Jonny Hunter of the class of 2010 has opened a restaurant in Madison with the Underground Food Collective, a catering company that emphasizes the use of sustainable agriculture and local foods. Underground Kitchen is at 127 East Mifflin Street.

1995 grad Randy Romanski is the new secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Logistics got in the way of Jonny Hunter hearing  professor David Weimer explain to first-year students how to write a policy  memo as part of the Professional Development Workshop.

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