Hulings Rice Food Center Assistant Manager Danny Simpson led Governor Tony Evers on a tour of the processing center, compost, and high tunnel garden this afternoon. This was the Governor’s first visit to Northland College.
Simpson, who is a passionate advocate for local foods, talked about the College’s efforts in creating a sustainable campus food system, the power of expanding local foods through institutional buying, experiential learning opportunities, sustainable agriculture, and creative food-related projects.
Governor Evers also had an opportunity to hear from Jason Fischbach, UW-Extension, about his hazelnut project, and from three sustainable agriculture students about their education.
“I was most impressed by how this program impacts students,” Evers said. “Young people coming out of this program will be leading in sustainability for the rest of their lives.”
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