Mary Crave

Credentials: PhD

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

Email: mary.crave@uwex.edu

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