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Madison Kurcias

Communications Manager, Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative (GAP Initiative)

Madison serves as Communications Manager for the Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative.  Her responsibilities include design and production of the annual GAP Report, strategic communications and media relations to grow the influence of the GAP Initiative, and collaboration with more than 20 GAP partner organizations worldwide. 

Madison brings with her diverse experience across the food system.  Before joining the CALS Global team, she advocated for global food security policy on Capitol Hill and managed a $2 million grant program to connect farmers across 5 states to resources provided by USDA-NRCS. Madison is a proud Hokie; she holds a B.S. from Virginia Tech in Sociology and Political Science (2019). During her undergraduate studies, she participated in experiential learning in Rwanda to conduct focus groups on local public health needs, school feeding programs, and smallholder farming initiatives.