Who’s Involved

joanneJoAnne Franzene is the Farm to School AmeriCorps Community Outreach Coordinator. Over the next year, Joanne will:

  • Work with food service staff to bring local foods into the lunchroom
  • Create a strong network of Farm to School supporters, including school districts, school staff, farmers, parents, and the community
  • Recruit volunteers to increase Farm to School efforts


lizLiz White is the Farm to School AmeriCorps Child Nutrition Educator. Over the next year, Liz will:

  • Build relationships with teachers and school administrators
  • Assist with creating and implementing healthy food curricula, school gardens, classroom lessons, and field trips
  • Encourage children to try new foods, regularly eat healthy foods, and learn the importance of local foods in our community


Coalition Members also include:

  • Jim Degan, Janesville Manager of School Nutrition
  • Chris Blakeney, Vegetable producer at Amazing Grace Family Farm
  • Sheila DeForest, UW-Extension Nutrition Program Coordinator
  • Stephanie Aegerter, Janesville Farmers Market
  • Cathy Myers, Janesville School Board Member
  • Parkview School District School Nutrition Staff
  • Beloit School District
  • John Ramstad, Community Action Inc.

Check out the 2014-2015 Rock County Coalition Goals.