Connecting, Strengthening and Scaling Food Supply Chains in the Northwest and Rocky Mountain Region

Marcia Ostrom


Marcia Ostrom is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the School of the Environment and the Food Systems Program at Washington State University. She leads interdisciplinary extension and research programs to improve the sustainability and equity of regional food and farming systems. She established the Small Farms Program, the bilingual Cultivating Success Program, the Immigrants in Agriculture Program, and the WSU/Tilth Farm Walk Program. She co-leads the Washington Coming Together for Racial Understanding (CTRU) Program. Her efforts to improve the diversity and equity of agricultural extension programs have been recognized with awards from WSU; the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities; the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society; the Fulbright Program; and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. She teaches undergraduate, graduate, and extension courses and advises graduate students in sustainable agriculture, agroecology, food systems, and extension. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, an M.S. from Cornell, and an A.B. from Harvard.
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