Jane Coghlanis a recent graduate of the first school in the US dedicated to exploring the principles of sustainability: the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. She graduated in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Food Systems and a minor in Nutrition and Healthy Living. She received special recognition at graduation for maintaining a 4.0 GPA throughout every semester, earning her the Moeur Award. Jane currently works as a Food Systems Specialist at the ASU Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems. In this role, she supports the Center’s research work and assists in managing their graduate programs. Her expertise stems both from her studies in food systems and her two internship experiences on the Grain Place Farm. Her time spent on the farm drives her passion for organic agriculture and inspired her to pursue a career in sustainable food systems.
is Professor of Organic Agriculture at Iowa State University where she has served for the past 20 year. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of California-Berkeley, 1991, a Master of Science degree from the University of Florida, 1986, and a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Florida, 1977. She has over 35 years of organic ag experience on-farm and at Universities. She has received many awards for her work including being named Rodale Institute Organic Pioneer in 2017. She has been active in many public and private groups related to organic, sustainable, and regenerative agriculture including currently serving as a member of the Organic Trade Association’s Organic Center Advisory Board.