1535 Observatory Drive, Madison WI 53706
- Farm to institution
- Grains to institution
- Wisconsin Chili Lunch
- Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch
- School for Urban Agriculture
Brianna Fiene assists in the coordination and implementation of farm to institution and farm to school grant work at the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work focuses on developing partnerships with institutions, researchers, business and industry stakeholders to create resilient value-chains critical for sustainable food-systems and regional farm to school events that connect Midwest producers to institutional markets. She is particularly interested in issues surrounding resilient and equitable food systems and building a regional grain shed. In 2021 she will be co-managing a USDA Farmer Market Promotion Program grant that amplifies value chains and demand for grains to institutional settings. She will also work with Vanessa Herald in managing CIAS farm to institution and farm to school programming and events, such as the Wisconsin Chili Lunch and the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch.
In the past, Brianna has worked on organic vegetable farms in Wisconsin and California, volunteered and helped start multiple community gardens, held a role as the Farm to Business Director at Madison non-profit REAP Food Group and developed supply chains and markets for specialty and variety-specific grains.