Stephanie Heim joined Extension in 2010 to provide statewide leadership to Farm to School. She continues to serve as the Minnesota State Lead for the National Farm to School Network and coordinates Minnesota’s Farm to School Leadership team. In addition, Stephanie develops and manages strategic partnerships at local, state, and national levels related to healthy food access and providing strategic direction and leadership to food networks, especially the Minnesota Food Charter Network. Stephanie also analyzes and develops operational systems within Health and Nutrition to maximize innovation and integration, and acts as an internal consultant and coach to her colleagues to positively influence program delivery and impact.

Stephanie earned a Master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health. She is also a registered dietitian.

Areas of focus: Minnesota Food Charter, food networks, farm to school, community engagement, policy education