Dr. John Fisk, Ph.D.

Wallace Center at Winrock International

Dr. John Fisk, Director of the Wallace Center, has over 25 years of experience in sustainable food and agricultural systems development. Under his leadership, the Wallace Center has emerged as an innovative and national force in sustainable and regional food systems. As part of the food and agriculture team at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, he helped develop and implement funding strategies that helped lay the groundwork for the growth in local and sustainable agriculture in this country. He is a founding board member of the FoodRoutes Network, which developed the “Buy Fresh Buy Local” campaign that is now active in over 50 regions of the U.S., and he serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. Dr. Fisk joined Winrock in 2005. He received his Ph.D. in Crop and Soil Science from Michigan State University, his M.A. in Agronomy and Crop Science from the University of Missouri, Columbia and his B.A. in Environmental Studies and Agroecology at the University of California, Santa Cruz