Kate Clancy


Senior Fellow, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

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Kate Clancy is currently a food systems consultant and Senior Fellow in the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Minnesota (she resides in University Park, Maryland). She has a Ph.D. in Nutrition Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. Her resume includes positions at several universities (Cornell, Syracuse, and the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at the University of Wisconsin): the federal government (nutritionist and policy adviser at the Federal Trade Commission): and nonprofits (the Wallace Center for Agricultural and Environmental Policy, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy). She has served on numerous boards (the Society for Nutrition Education, Bread for the World, Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture, Consortium for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute among others). Clancy developed a graduate course on food systems in 1982 and since then has published, taught, spoken, and consulted widely on sustainable agriculture and food systems with government agencies, universities, and nonprofits around the country. Her present interests are the research and policy facets of Agriculture of the Middle, the development of regional food systems, the relationships between land use and farm viability, and the research needed to advance sustainable agriculture and food systems policy.