University of Illinois Extension

Zachary Grant
Extension Educator - Local Food Systems & Small Farms
Cook County Unit
4747 Lincoln Mall Drive
Suite 601
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: 708-679-6889
FAX: 708-679-6855
zgrant2@illinois.edu

Zack holds a B.S. in Agribusiness/Horticulture from Illinois State University and a M.S in Horticulture from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

From 2008-2015 he was the manager and director of the Sustainable Student Farm at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a working small farm laboratory located on the fruit research farm at UIUC. Its mission is to grow year-round, high-quality produce for the dining halls and university community. In addition, the SSF conducts research in intensive small scale farming techniques, season extension techniques, and outreach to the larger growing community. In 2015 he became the Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator for Cook County. Focusing on urban food production systems programming for a diverse group of stakeholders.

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