Joanna Ory is passionate about using research to support sustainable farming and positive changes in the food system. Ory spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Italy performing research on environmental policies and farmer decision-making. She was a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture fellow, having directed a project on herbicide use and water quality in Wisconsin. In her work at OFRF, Ory has conducted farmer surveys and listening sessions on research priorities, and is an author on the 2016 National Organic Research Agenda. Ory is also a passionate educator, and teaches classes at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is excited to work with and learn from farmers and researchers.