Michelle M. Ratcliffe, PhD

Farm to Table Specialist

 Michelle M. Ratcliffe, PhD
Michelle M. Ratcliffe, PhD
Farm to Table Specialist
Michelle’s mission is to make it easy to raise happy, healthy kids and help our farmers prosper. For the past 20 years she has gotten her hands dirty on farms 4-4,000 acres in size, taught in school gardens, researched ways to make it easier to get local foods on our tables, and then advocated for policies that do just that. In 2014, Michelle’s work received the North American Agricultural Marketing Excellence Award, and in 2013 she was recognized with the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior`s prestigious Health Policy Promotion Award. Michelle lives in the Willamette Valley on a 4-acre farm with her husband and two young boys. Her favorite vegetable to grow is eggplant.

Recent stories by Michelle M. Ratcliffe, PhD

Celebrate Oregon Agriculture School Gardens Help Oregonians Prosper Sponsored: School Gardens Help Oregonians Prosper (Video)
Oregon is rich in agriculture. It shapes our landscape, our economy and who we are as a people. And it just makes sense that nearly half the schools in Oregon have a school garden, where students are learning the fundamentals of food production, along with the essential skills they need for a lifetime of healthy eating.
Celebrate Oregon Agriculture What Will You Do on MLK Day? Sponsored: What Will You Do on MLK Day?
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