Danny Simpson

HRFC Manager
Lecturer in Cultural Food Systems

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Office:Hulings Rice Food Center 105
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Earned and Honorary Degrees

BS Northland College


I grew up amongst the rolling hills of the Driftless Area in southwest Wisconsin. It was there, playing in streams and running through forests, where my environmental ethic was shaped. Following my freshman year of high school, I began working for my great aunt on her organic farm, Wheatfield Hill Organics. Working on the farm introduced me to a host of environmental, economic, and social issues that surround agriculture.

The decision to attend Northland College was an easy one. As a student, I majored in biology, minored in geology and environmental studies, and maintained an interest in gender studies and interdisciplinary scholarship. My capacity as the Hulings Rice Food Center assistant manager allows me to explore multiple areas of interest pertaining to food production and processing, food justice, and sustainability.

Why Northland?

The Northland community never ceases to inspire me. The student's passion for creating local, national, and global change gives the campus a dynamic energy that provides me with so much fulfillment. Dedicated and supportive faculty and staff strive to create a one-of-a-kind college experience.

Student Involvement

I love when students show up at the food center ready to work. Helping students improve their gardening and cooking skills provides me with great joy. It's hard for me to turn down a request to help with a project that will contribute to the campus and surrounding community!


Beyond cooking and farming, my interests include outdoor adventures, reading, and politics. I currently serve as the board secretary for the Ashland/Bayfield County Wisconsin Farmers Union chapter.