Introducing our very own Arthur Ramos Polacow, the new Farm2School Program Manager!
Born and raised in São Paolo, Brazil, Arthur became involved in his family’s business at a young age, which lead Arthur to pursue a career in business management. Since then, Arthur has obtained a degree in business management from MacKenzie University in Brazil, interning for the Albert Einstein Hospital finance department and the Alliar Diagnostic Medicine sales team. After his move to Tampa in 2015, Arthur found inspiration in examples of companies that implemented sustainability initiatives. Knowing he wanted to use his business knowledge to make a positive impact on the environment, Arthur enrolled in the Patel College of Global Sustainability in 2017 with a focus on sustainable business.
We at Farm2School are extremely fortunate for Arthur’s expertise in the business world combined with his calling as an environmental steward. Outside of his studies and his work with Farm2School, Arthur enjoys sports and spending time with his family. He dreams of a future working in the sports industry to design innovative ways to adopt sustainability initiatives.
A special thanks to our faithful sponsors, Ken Ward and Beth and Gerry Curts, who make it possible for us to bring talent like Arthur to our team.
Temple Terrace Farm2School is pleased to welcome our first Program Manager for the 2017/18 school year. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors Beth & Gerry Curts and Ken Ward, we are able to offer a stipend to Patel College of Sustainability student, Adrian Gonzalez. Adrian's work with TT Farm2School will be his Capstone Project to fulfill requirements for his Master's in Food Sustainability.
Adrian grew up helping his father operate a blackberry farm in Mexico that exports blackberries worldwide. He is completing his masters degree at the Patel College of Global Sustainability with a food systems concentration. Adrian has been able to apply his research about how to to increase crop productivity in a sustainable way to bring improvements to his family's blackberry farm. He says of his work at Greco during the 2017/18 school year: "I'm looking forward to working with Greco's agriculture teacher, Ms Ladd, to help students understand the interconnection between food, health and the environment."