Valerie is a farmer and an educator. She and her husband have owned and operated Full Circle Organic Farm since 1990. Valerie also teaches full time at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay. She developed the Sustainable Food & Ag Systems associate degree program there over the last ten years, teaching 20 different accredited courses. She is committed to sustainable agriculture having devoted her whole life's work to modeling this on her own 240 acre grazing farm, by her involvement in non-profits and the local food system, and by launching at least 20 new farmers in Northeast Wisconsin. Valerie has also successfully managed small grants over the last 20 years and was executive director for GrassWorks, the statewide grazing education group. She has a masters in Agronomy but is most proud that her son is continuing the family farm tradition by launching his organic vegetable and pastured pork venture.