We have a whole new crop of interns joining the Nourishing the Planet team this fall. Today, meet Brandon Kenney.
Brandon Kenney gained his bachelor’s degree in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in December 2011. His studies touched on international development, commodity markets and agricultural econometrics. He was also fortunate enough to study sustainable agriculture in Angers, France.
While studying at UW-Madison he was very active in the local chapter of Slow Food which he helped to make more financially sound. During his studies he contributed to research in the fields of Plant Pathology, Agronomy and Sociology. His research in plant pathology was focused on organic pesticide substitutes as well as the interaction of increased CO2 in crops. In agronomy he assisted research on second-generation cellulosic biofuels. In sociology he helped research the renewal urban poverty in Milwaukee and a 50 year long project known as the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study.
Brandon is looking forward to continuing to do research as a part of the Nourishing the Planet team.
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