University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics

Murray, Helene

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Executive Director, MISA

Helene  Murray MISAPh.D.: Oregon State University (1993)
Year Appointed: 1993
Rank: Adjunct Assistant Professor
Primary Responsibilities: Executive Director for the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA)

Since 2002 I have served as the Director for the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA). MISA is a joint venture between the University of Minnesota's College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences and five community-based non-profit organizations. MISA's purpose is to bring together the interests of the agricultural community to develop and promote the long-term viability of agricultural systems. My responsibilities include oversight and program support for the activities of MISA as determined by a 15 member Board of Directors. My research work is focused on sustainable food systems, and identifying ways of increasing diverse team participation in research, education, and outreach programs. I am on the graduate faculty of the Applied Plant Sciences program, the Conservation Biology program, and the MacArthur Program/Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change.

Professional Interests and Responsibilities:
Sustainable and Organic Agriculture;  Multifunctional Agriculture;  Local Food Systems 

Phone: (612) 625-0220
Fax: (612) 625-1268

Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota
411 Borlaug Hall, 1991 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108-6026
(418 Hayes)