Development Spotlight: Markhart Scholars impact local food systems

Thirty-one students have benefited from the Markhart Organics Scholarship since Beth Markhart and her family started the fund in 2013 in memory of their husband and father, Albert “Bud” Markhart III, a distinguished faculty member in the Department of Horticultural Science. The funds give horticultural science students the chance to work in and learn about organic and sustainable food systems, particularly those in traditionally underserved neighborhoods in the Twin Cities metro area.

Beth’s gift is at work throughout the community with student involvement and community service with organizations such as Frog Town Farm, Youth Farm, Project Sweetie Pie and The Good Acre. In fact, senior Rachel Wood, one of eight 2017 Markhart scholars, produced this video outlining the work she did the The Good Acre creating a booklet about high-tunnel utilization for farmers. You can view Rachel's amazing work on this video.

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