Oran B. Hesterman

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Biographical Information

"Dr. Hesterman is a national leader in sustainable agriculture and food systems. His experience in the philanthropic sector includes more than 15 years as program director for Food Systems at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. He also played an essential role in the establishment of the Michigan Food Policy Council and has made significant contributions to the funding of healthy food and farming via his leadership of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders group.

"Prior to starting the Fair Food Network, Dr. Hesterman was the inaugural president of Fair Food Foundation, leading their sustainable food systems programs. Prior to his work in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, he researched and taught forage and cropping systems management, sustainable agriculture, and leadership development in the crop and soil sciences department at Michigan State University in East Lansing." [1]

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  1. Fair Food Network Oran B. Hesterman, organizational web page, accessed April 17, 2012.
  2. Wholesome Wave Board, organizational web page, accessed April 17, 2012.