Patty Case (she/her), MS, RD, Professor 

OSU Extension Family and Community Health

Education & Procurement Hub Coordinator

Klamath & Lake Counties

My goal is to work collaboratively with schools and growers to create a symbiotic network of resources that will support the unique educational and procurement needs or our region.

When I wonder why I do this work I remember several years ago when we hosted a Crunch at Once event with schools in which we did a countdown to crunch Oregon grown apples. I was in a school wide assembly as we did the countdown, every child holding up a fresh apple then 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 we all bit into our apple. The administrator went around the room asking students how it tasted. One student responded: “it tastes Oregon-grown, its delicious.”

Patty Case