Dr. Mickie Swisher, Associate Professor of Sustainable Agriculture in the Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences (FYCS) and Director of the Center for Sustainable and Organic Food Systems, is always on the hunt for a solution. Swisher is passionate about the land, and her background and expertise provide a strong foundation for her work. She has a B.A from Eastern Illinois University, M.S. from Wayne State University and Ph.D. from the University of Florida -all with a focus in geography. As a professor, researcher, and science communicator, Swisher is most interested in finding answers and implementing solutions to support farmers.
“It just takes us too long to get from identifying the problem, all the way through the research process, to generating a solution that farmers can and will adopt.”