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John Fisk

Wallace Center Director, Winrock International

John Fisk, Ph.D. is the Director of the Wallace Center at Winrock International. He has over 25 years of experience in sustainable food and agricultural systems development, with training and application in research, program design, project management, philanthropy, and evaluation. Under John’s leadership, the Wallace Center has emerged as an innovative and national force in sustainable and regional food systems. Prior to the Wallace Center, John supported the work of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Food and Agriculture systems, helping to develop and implement strategies and grant making in sustainable, local, and equitable food and farming systems. He was a founding board member of the Food Routes Network which developed the Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign that is now active in over 50 regions of the U.S. John currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and on the Advisory Board of ReFED, an organization focused on food waste reduction. He holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Crop and Soil Sciences where he was a C.S. Mott Fellow in Sustainable Agriculture.