The Pasture Project’s core team engages with farmers, grazing experts, partner organizations, and funders on work throughout the Upper Midwest River Basin.
Pete Huff (he/him) is Co-Director of the Wallace Center, where he oversees the Resilient Agriculture & Ecosystems Initiative and the Pasture Project. His background is in regenerative agriculture and food system program design and implementation in the U.S. and Australia, including farm management. He holds degrees in Environmental Management and History from Indiana University and a Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota. He’s based in western Wisconsin.
Kelsey’s (she/her) passion for agriculture and local food systems grew out of her upbringing in the rural Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where she worked as a farm hand on several diversified farming operations. After earning her dual B.A. in Environmental Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies from Guilford College, Kelsey spent 3 years on the management team for a specialty food store in Charlottesville, VA, where she coordinated with farmers and regional purveyors to market locally sourced food. Her interests eventually brought her to the Wallace Center where she works as a Project Manager, helping to support the regenerative grazing efforts of the Pasture Project. She’s based in Charlottesville, VA.
Elisabeth (she/her) is a Project Manager with the Wallace Center who helps support the Pasture Project. She first became interested in regenerative agriculture while taking animal science classes at the University of Tennessee and later working as dairy manager for an 80-cow grass-fed dairy and processing plant in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Elisabeth specializes in understanding and documenting the environmental and economic impacts of regenerative practices. She holds an M.S. in Agriculture, Food, and Environment with a specialization in spatial analysis from Tufts University and a B.A. in Animal Agriculture and Food Security, a self-designed major, from the University of Tennessee. Elisabeth is based in St. Louis, MO.
Jane (she/her) is a Program Associate on the Pasture Project team at the Wallace Center. Before landing at the Pasture Project in 2019, Jane worked on ecological research and restoration projects in Iowa tallgrass prairies and Florida scrub. Her interest in resilient, regenerative farming systems comes from a love of food and community and a deep interest in agroecology. Jane has a background in community ecology and grassland ecosystems and holds a B.A. in Biology from Grinnell College. She is based in Chicago, IL.
Tracey (she/her) joined Winrock International in March 2019 with the Human Rights, Education and Empowerment Unit. She transitioned to the Wallace Center’s Pasture Project in November 2020. Tracey obtained her B.A. in Political Science from University of Maryland, which initially sparked her interest in environmental policy and volunteer work with local urban farms. She is currently seeking a Master of Public Administration degree from American University. Joining Wallace is a full circle opportunity for Tracey to put her passion for agricultural cross-cutting sectors of sustainability, economic development, social equity, and community into practice in the U.S.
Mallory Krieger Krieger is a regenerative agriculture organizer and educator. Through her consulting business Terra Elossa, she provides project management support to organic and regenerative agriculture organizations throughout the Midwest. She current serves as the lead Illinois organizer for the Pasture Project, as a member of the Embarras Grazing Partnership, and as the National Program Director for OATS – the Organic Agronomy Training Service. She has extensive experience developing and facilitating educational events, networking opportunities, and risk management resources for regenerative farmers. In addition to this work, Mallory owns and manages an 85 acre farm in western Illinois.
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