Team Members


Dr. Mickie Swisher works with agricultural professionals and faculty members across the University of Florida and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University to address the research and educational needs of Florida farmers and consumers. She has expertise in domestic and international community development and 25 years of experience with the Florida Cooperative Extension Service.

Research focus:

  • The impact of the contemporary food movement with its emphasis on certification (organic, free trade, bird friendly, etc.) and on class, gender, and ethnic stratification among both producers and consumers in the United States and elsewhere.
  • The scholarship of learning and teaching, in both formal (classroom) and informal (outreach) settings. This research includes theory-based development and evaluation of educational programs and interventions in the area of sustainable agriculture and food systems.

Research Coordinator

Kaylene Sattanno is the Research Coordinator for the Center for Sustainable and Organic Food Systems. She works with Dr. Swisher to coordinate her research activities and provide support to the affiliate faculty of the CSOFS.


Affiliate Faculty

University of Florida/IFAS

Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Thomas F. Burks
Clyde Fraisse
Bin Gao
Wonsuk “Daniel” Lee
Kathleen C. Ruppert
Ann Blount
Zachary Brym
Ken Quesenberry
Lynn Sollenberger
David L. Wright
Entomology & Nematology
James P. Cuda
Norm Leppla
Oscar Liburd
Heather McAuslane
Russell Mizell
Lance Osborne
Jorge Pena
Susan Webb
Family, Youth & Community Sciences
Tracy Irani
Jorge Ruiz-Menjivar
Dale Pracht
Amy Simonne
Food & Resource Economics
Edward “Gilly” Evans
Zhifeng Gao
Forest Resources & Conservation
Wendy-Lin Bartels
Martha Monroe
Horticultural Sciences
Jeff Brecht
Carlene Chase
Jonathan Crane
Mark Ritenour
Steve Sargent
John (Jay) Scott
Danielle Treadwell
Xin Zhao
Plant Pathology
Pamela Roberts
Soil & Water Science
Jehangir Bhadha
Rao S. Mylavarapu
Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
Katie Sieving
County Extension Faculty
Holly Abeels
Roy Beckford
Bridget Carlisle
Dan Culbert
Terry DelValle
Jim Devalerio
Jed Dillard
James Fletcher
Susan Haddock
Les Harrison
Mary Beth Henry
Bob Hochmuth
David Holmes
Maxine Hunter
Molly Jameson
Christine Kelly-Begazo
Robert Kluson
Martha Maddox
Doug Mayo
Meg McAlpine
Anita Neal
David Nistler
Teresa Olczyk
Eva Pabon
Juanita Popenoe
Carolyn Saft
Linda Seals
Eric Simonne
Ed Skvarch
Crystal Snodgrass
J. Stacy Strickland
Jessica Sullivan
Mike Sweat
Richard Tyson
Joe Walter
Alicia Whidden
Hannah Wooten
Kendra Zamojski
UF/IFAS Administration
Mary L. Duryea
Rosalie (Rose) Koenig
Martin Main
Tom Obreza
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Anna L. Peterson
Whitney Sanford
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU)
Alejandro (Alex) Bolques
Cassel Gardner
Trevor Hylton
Vonda Richardson
Daniel Solis
Jennifer Taylor