1535 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706
- Building local food transportation efficiencies
- Dairy price policy advisory group
Sarah Lloyd farms with her husband Nels Nelson and his family on the 400-cow Nelson dairy farm just outside Wisconsin Dells in Columbia County. She works off-farm as a Food Systems Scientist for the UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and a Supply Chain Specialist for the University of Minnesota Forever Green Initiative, working on the Grassland 2.0 Project. She also does work on development for the Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative (WFHC), the farmer-led cooperative founded in 2012 focusing on fresh local and regional produce, owned by the farmers and the Wisconsin Farmers Union. Sarah has a PhD in Rural Sociology from UW-Madison and a Masters in Rural Development from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. She has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Brown University. Sarah is the President of the Columbia County Farmers Union and serves on the Wisconsin Farmers Union Board. She also acts as President of the Board of the Wormfarm Institute, a non-profit organization that works at the intersection of arts and agriculture.
Selected peer-reviewed articles
Keller, Julie C., Sarah E. Lloyd and Michael M. Bell. 2015. “Creating and Consuming the Heartland: Symbolic Boundaries in Representations of Femininity and Rurality in U.S. Magazines.” Journal of Rural Studies 42:133-143.
Harrison, Jill Lindsey, and Sarah E. Lloyd. 2013. “New Jobs, New Workers, and New Inequalities: Explaining Employers’ Roles in Occupational Segregation by Nativity and Race.” Social Problems 60(3):281-301.
Harrison, Jill Lindsey and Sarah E. Lloyd. 2012. “Illegality at Work: Deportability and the Productive New Era of Immigration Enforcement.” Antipode. 44(2):365–385.
Bell, Michael M., Sarah E. Lloyd, and Christine Vatovec. 2010. “Activating the Countryside: Rural Power, the Power of the Rural and the Making of Rural Politics.” Sociologia Ruralis. 50(3):205-224.
Selected other publications
Lloyd, Sarah, Michael Bell, Tom Kreigl, and Steve Stevenson. 2007. “Milking More Than Profit: Life Satisfaction on Wisconsin Dairy Farms.” Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, University of Wisconsin – Madison. Available on the web at www.cias.wisc.edu
Agroecology 702 – The Multifunctionality of Agriculture (Spring 2021)
Member of the Rural Sociological Society
Committee Member, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Committee, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Member, UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources Advisory Committee
President, Wormfarm Institute
President, Columbia County Farmers Union