OGRAIN is a collaborative effort of:
- UW-Madison/UWEX Organic and Sustainable Cropping Systems lab,
- UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS),
- Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC),
- Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES).
University of Wisconsin staff working on the project include:
Dr.Erin Silva, Assistant Professor with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Plant Pathology, is the leader of OGRAIN. Dr. Silva’s research and and extension program focuses broadly on organic agricultural production, including vegetables, row crops and pastures. She is a member of the Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council and is involved with organic agriculture at both the local and national levels.
Léa Vereecke, Research Associate, Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension. Léa has expertise in organic grain crop production with emphasis on the use of cover cropping, intercropping and mixed planting, and weed management practices. She manages field operations for Dr. Silva’s organic research program, including no-till research.
Jody Padgham, Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Plant Pathology. Jody is responsible for project management and overall administrative tasks for the OGRAIN team.
Harriet Behar, Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Plant Pathology. With deep knowledge of organic production and the organic regulations, Harriet contributes to OGRAIN content and field days.
The program is housed on the UW-Madison campus, 1630 Linden Dr., Madison, WI 53706. To contact Dr. Silva, please call (608) 890-1503