Wade serves as the Food Safety Educator for MSU Extension Districts 5 and 7. District 5 comprises Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo and Oceana counties, and District 7 comprises Allegan, Barry, Ottawa and Kent counties. Additionally, he serves as adjunct faculty for Michigan State University’s Institute of Agricultural Technology and as a member of the Food Security Council within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Wade’s experience spans a variety of settings from quality control and assurance in food manufacturing facilities, to laboratory work in commercial laboratories and a major research university. Wade earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Science degree in Food Safety from Michigan State University. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Social Science degree in Prevention Science from Wilmington University.
Wade offers educational programming in the Greater West Michigan area and online. Programming areas include ServSafe, Cottage Food Law, Cooking for Crowds, and Food Preservation. Wade’s interest areas are food safety, food preservation, and food defense.