Michelle Miller

Michelle Miller
University of Wisconsin–Madison | UW · Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

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June 2006 - August 2022
University of Wisconsin–Madison
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  • Managing Director
April 1997 - May 2006
University of Wisconsin–Madison
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  • Project Manager

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Publications (32)
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Understanding and measuring the resilience of food supply networks is a global imperative to tackle increasing food insecurity. However, the complexity of these networks, with their multidimensional interactions and decisions, presents significant challenges. This paper proposes FLEE-GNN, a novel Federated Learning System for Edge-enhanced Graph Ne...
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Florida has one of the most diverse agricultural economies in the United States, producing several dozen types of fruits and vegetables that are consumed within the state, across the country, and around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting policy responses occurred during the peak of spring harvest season for many crops in Florida, abrupt...
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Visible disruptions of appropriate food distribution for end consumers during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted calls for an urgent, renewed look at how the U.S. agri-food system is impacted by and responds to pandemics, natural disasters, and human-made crises. Previous studies suggest the COVID-19 pandemic yielded uneven impacts across...
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Quantifying the resilience in the food system is important for food security issues. In this work, we present a geospatial knowledge graph (GeoKG)-based method for measuring the resilience of a multi-commodity flow network. Specifically, we develop a CFSGeoKG ontology to describe geospatial semantics of a multicommodity flow network comprehensively...
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Quantifying the resilience in the food system is important for food security issues. In this work, we present a geospatial knowledge graph (GeoKG)-based method for measuring the resilience of a multi-commodity flow network. Specifically, we develop a CFS-GeoKG ontology to describe geospatial semantics of a multi-commodity flow network comprehensive...
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Hard cider is an important and growing part of the U.S. beverage market. Previous research suggests there is an opportunity for growers interested in selling locally grown cider-specific apple ( Malus domestica ) varieties. However, cider apple growers face production, distribution, and marketing challenges. This article fills a gap in the literatu...
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What are the roles and responsibilities of U.S. academia in global fora such as the United Nations Food Systems Summit? In an effort to be better global partners, the Inter-institutional Network for Food and Agricultural Sustainability (INFAS) accepted an invitation to participate in the UNFSS. INFAS then convened a debriefing for our members to he...
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The Biden Administration is reviewing supply chains as part of its response to recent supply chain failures during COVID-19, and anticipated disrup­tions associated with climate change. This policy analysis discusses supply chain management, that is, the monitoring and continual improvement of materials flow and information flow to better manage ri...
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Improving the regional organization of food flow requires an understanding of system constraints. System transformation is necessary if the system is to include regional, independent wholesale food suppliers and to distribute food in an equitable and sustainablemanner. Regional suppliers play a pivotal role in overall food systemresilience, an emer...
Technical Report
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USDA requested comments on food supply chain resilience. These comments reflect the findings of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and Grassland 2.0 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Presentation
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Midsize farms need labor - family and hired labor - to thrive. Farmers ask how they can be fair to labor? This presentation is a summary of work done for the project Understanding Domestic Fair Trade for Agriculture of the Middle, where qualitative and quantitative methods were used in a participatory action research setting.
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This is a supplement to the 86 page conference program. It includes session and individual presentation abstracts made at the joint association meetings June 13-16, 2018. It represents the work of more than 400 academics and practitioners in North America and 15 other countries. Participants were invited to engage in conversations about necessary c...
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The 86 page conference program details presentations made at the joint association meetings June 13-16, 2018. It represents the work of more than 400 academics and practitioners in North America and 15 other countries. Participants were invited to engage in conversations about necessary changes to the design and management of our food and agricultu...
Research Proposal
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This is a proposal to the City of Madison to investigate the viability of a wholesale crossdock in Madison, WI.
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Entrepreneurial farmers who are filling the demand for local and sustainable food report difficulty getting their product to market, and are looking for transportation options that align with their interest in sustainability and local economic development. Concurrently, processors, restaurants and retailers struggle to source these products in an e...
Poster
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The poster describes how our organizations are partnering to connect two frameworks - domestic fair trade and decent work - to support midscale farmers. Domestic Fair Trade supports family-scale farming, reinforces farmer-led initiatives, ensures just conditions for agricultural workers, and brings these groups together with mission-based traders,...
Technical Report
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Entrepreneurial farmers who are filling the demand for local and sustainable food report difficulty getting their product to market, and are looking for transportation options that align with their interest in sustainability and local economic development. Concurrently, processors, restaurants and retailers struggle to source these products in an e...
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Presentation for the Freight Day panel ”Feeding the Urban Masses”, January 10, 2017
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The twenty-first century challenges of climate change and resource scarcity bring a new urgency to the widely recognized sustainability challenges of the US food system. Environmental and social impacts associated with the geographic concentration and specialization in production, processing, and distribution that accompanied industrialization of t...
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The World Economic Forum (2015) rates food crises, extreme weather and failure of infrastructure as top global risks in 2015. Around the world, regions are contending with extreme weather, including drought, flooding and changes in growing seasons. These extremes affect crops and pests, and may disrupt agriculture and its supply chains, especially...
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What can environmental scientists and teachers do to make our food system more resilient in times of rapid change and food system failures? One low-cost and high-impact way is to encourage people to tell their stories of food and farming. Stories are one way we navigate complexity, and our food system is increasingly complex. Facilitating individua...
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Until recently, local and regional food system development efforts have emphasized small scale direct marketing activities, while food freight transportation policy and planning have primarily focused on distribution infrastructure for large-scale commodity products at the global and national scale. As the demand for local food continues to increas...
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There is a growing sense of the fragility of agricultural production in the Global North and South and of increasing risks to food security, as scientific observations confirm significant changes in the Gulf Stream, polar ice, atmospheric CO2, methane release, and other measures of climate change. This sense is heightened as each of us experiences...
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Future food production will be constrained by the scarcity of fossil fuel and fresh water as well as increasing intensity and unpredictability of weather events and climate changes. The assurance of food security and equity for many consumers is complicated by concentration of ownership of land and other production resources, as well as a global co...
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Excerpt Wisconsin apple and cherry growers and the University of Wisconsin worked with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to address orchard pest management resource concerns through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). As a result, Wisconsin's EQIP Pest Management Standard was changed to provide orchardists with...

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