Kitt Healy is OSA’s Research and Education Associate for the Midwest region. She holds a joint Masters degree in Agroecology and Organic Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied with Dr. Julie Dawson. Kitt’s masters research focused on conducting tomato variety trials for short-season organic production, and engaging chefs and local farmers in participatory breeding and evaluation projects. She designs and delivers educational content focused on on-farm trials and participatory plant breeding, while growing the organic seed community in the region. She lives in Minneapolis, MN.
Cathleen McCluskey is the outreach director at Organic Seed Alliance. Cathleen supports OSA communications, and coordination of regional and national outreach efforts, and is the chair of the biennial Organic Seed Growers Conference.