Project Produce

Steering Committee

The Project Produce steering committee is a group of enthusiastic individuals with expertise in produce production, processing, distribution, purchasing, and/or marketing.  The Committee met as needed to advise data collection and market research efforts, helping project staff make decisions and provide advising and local connections to make this project a success.

 

The steering committee members are:

 

Annete Pierce, Innovation Kitchen, Hodan Center

 

Barb Tucker, Director of Institutional Advancement, Southwest Tech

 

Brad Niemcek, Director, Kickapoo Culinary Center

 

Candace Eudaley,  Assistant Director, East Central Intergovernmental Association

 

Cara Carper, Community Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator, University of Wisconsin Extension-Green County

 

Carol Wetuski, Area Director, USDA Rural Development

 

Cindy Lenz, Lenz Consulting and Lenz Organic Aronia Farm

 

David Vobora, Business Development Director, Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program

 

Donna Boss, Delaware County Iowa, Economic Development and Value-Added Ag Program

 

Eileen Nickels, Bell Real Estate and Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commissioner

 

Gilbert Williams, Co-owner, Lonesome Stone Milling

 

Heidi Dyas-McBeth, Driftless Market

 

Bill McBeth, Driftless Market

 

Jason Neises, Extension Program Manager, Dubuque County, Iowa State University

 

Julia Henley, Gays Mills Recovery and Development Director

 

Ken Harwood, Executive Director, Lafayette Development Corporation

 

Margaret Larson, Extension County Director, Jo Daviess/Stephenson/Winnebago Unit, University of Illinois Extension

 

Jerry Wehrle, Mayor, City of Lancaster

 

Melissa Henriksen, Research Associate, Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies

 

Rick Terrien, Executive Director, Iowa County Economic Development Corporation

 

Robin Timm, Driftless Market

 

Ron Brisbois, Executive Director, Grant County Economic Development Corporation

 

Shirley Barnes, Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commissioner

 

Theresa Wittenauer, Economic Development Coordinator, Blackhawk Hills Resource Conservation and Development

 

Tom Nelson, formerly with Catholic Life Charities

 

Wally Orzechowski, Executive Director, Southwest Wisconsin Community Action Program