Fairtrade Ambassador Kathy Strong Langolf

Kathy is an advocate for Fair Trade and believes any effort, small or large, is the step in the right direction to further the growing awareness both locally and beyond.

 

Kathy Strong Langolf has served as the Events Coordinator at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fond du Lac Campus for 8 years.

She’s been purchasing Fair Trade products and became interested in educating the Fond du Lac community over 10 years ago when the local Just Fare Market was born.

Since then, she has been a part of the local Fond du Lac Fair Trade Town Education Taskforce Committee and has enjoyed raising Fair Trade awareness at many local events. Kathy also attend meetings with neighboring college, Moraine Park Technical College and hopes that combined mentoring efforts will see Marian University and Kathy Strong HeadshotRipon College joining the Fair Trade Colleges/Universities as well.

Kathy assisted UW-FDL Students in getting a Fair Trade Resolution passed and getting the university accepted as a Fair Trade Campus in March of 2018. Kathy and her students are proud to partner with UW Oshkosh as they were the first Fair Trade University in the U.S.  Kathy looks forward to a new semester and bringing new ideas and educational opportunities to our campus and opening up events to her community.

She was also privileged to attend the National Fair Trade Conference in March of 2019 in Chicago. It was such a great educational and networking event and she came back to her campus with tons of new ideas and information to share with her campus community.

Kathy continues to be an advocate for Fair Trade as she believes any effort, small or large, is the step in the right direction to further the growing awareness both locally and beyond.