Mary Crave

Credentials: PhD

Position title: 4W Director of Youth and Women in International Agriculture and Food Security


Mary Crave has practiced and taught extension and participatory outreach education methods for program development, training, and evaluation throughout her 40-year career in Wisconsin and world-wide. Internationally she works primarily in the context of equity and empowerment for women farmers, girls, and youth.

She currently leads multiple programs in Africa affiliated with UW-Madison’s Global Health Institute and other US land-grant universities on menstrual hygiene management, agriculture value-chains, and positive youth development.

Affiliations: Honorary Fellow, School of Human Ecology, Center for Non-Profits; GHI/CALS Study Abroad; Emeritus Specialist, Division of Extension, Program Development and Evaluation