Pete Huff

Co-Director, Wallace Center at Winrock International

Pete Huff, co-director of the Wallace Center at Winrock International, has worked in the farming and food system sector for more than 15 years, designing and running nonprofit and government projects in both the U.S. and Australia. His work has focused on supporting family farms and other working lands to be financially successful while producing positive environmental impacts and healthy food. Prior to joining Wallace, Pete was the director of food systems at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, where he supported activities spanning institutional procurement of regionally produced foods to the implications of international trade agreements on agriculture. He worked to advance urban agriculture and reduce food waste through production, supply-chain, and consumer efficiencies as a city government officer and non-profit staff member in Australia. This included serving as the country’s first urban agriculture facilitator in the City of Yarra, and creating the award-winning Food Know How program at Cultivating Community. He co-operated the organic market garden and farm at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, Calif., where he co-managed wholesale production and co-designed a successful apprenticeship and public education program on regenerative agriculture. He also formally established residential and public programming at the Solar Living Institute in Hopland, Calif. Pete earned his Permaculture Design Certificate and Permaculture Teachers Certificate in California. He holds degrees in environmental management and environmental history from Indiana University-Bloomington and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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