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Summary

Educator, farmer, advocate and community member seeks a position to advance the health of people, animals and the planet, while continuing personal and professional growth

Highlights
  • Diversified, Sustainable Food Educator and Producer
  • Advocate and Educator for Sustainable Food Systems
  • Community Organizer
  • Team Leader
  • Volunteer Organizer
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Social Media
Experience
01/2011 - Current
Green Mountain College Poultney , VT Assistant Farm Manager, Educator and MSFS Representative

Actively engaging and organizing simultaneous food production and education on a 25 acre diversified farm 

Teaching undergraduate classes, guest lectured multiple times

Supervising 4 full time staff members during 3 summer seasons, supervised 4-5 student workers per semester during 6 semesters 

Coordinating student volunteers and workers in caring for productive animals

Provided farm tours for all age groups and experience levels

Organizing and executing a CSA feeding 130 people

Nurturing relationships with local buyers (including Chartwells) of meat, eggs and vegetables

Reducing farm animal costs and inputs by incorporation of breeding programs and reduction of grain costs

Representing GMC at numerous events, presented at NOFA NH

04/2010 - 10/2010
Dairy Discovery Alto, MI Educational Tour Guide

Educating all age groups about a 3,000 cow dairy farm with excellent cow care, product quality and environmental assurance standards

01/1994 - 09/2004
Wilcox Farms Lowell, MI Farm Hand

Attend to calf care, whole herd health, nutrition and sanitation, haying and forestry management

Education
2014
Green Mountain College Poultney, VT Master of Science: Sustainable Food Systems

Capstone Project: High Welfare Animal Product Sourcing Guide and Research Associate Grant Proposal

2009
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Bachelor of Science: Animal Science, Pre-Vet
Accomplishments
  • Designed and taught 5 undergraduate for credit courses
  • Provided educational on farm experiences for students from 3 to 76 years of age, within a context of sustainable systems for people and the planet
  • Organized and trained hundreds of volunteers
  • Written, read and discussed food ethics and systems with fellow farmers, educators, media, students, philosophers, animal rights and welfare activists during Oxengate 2012
  • Organized 3 Welsh Harvest Festivals, attendance over 600, educated and entertained about sustainable systems
  • Increased student involvement in animal program decision making, sitting on 5 distinct Farm Crew animal committees
  • Represented small scale sustainable agriculture at 13 public and industry events including: NOFA conferences and Poultney Earth Day
  • Obtained Animal Welfare Approval 2013
  • Oversaw 2 Community Supported Agriculture seasons
Skills

Educational Farm Management

  • Integration of production and experiential education, workshops, sessions and curricular
  • Collective farm management with highly diverse group of people with different interests, skills, knowledge bases
  • Communication with active students, faculty, staff, administrators and local community through social media, email, personal and public forums
  • Integration of research into educational production systems
  • Supervision of volunteers and staff
  • Familiar with budgets, record keeping and broader goals

Produce equipment and tool use and maintenance experience:

  • Wheel, scuffle, hand, chop and precision hoes
  • Earthway, European and Precision seeders
  • Tim Johnson custom carts, Carts Vermont
  • Johnny's and Eliot Coleman soil blockers
  • Irrigation (Griffon Greenhouse Supply), patching indoor growing structures, seasonal modification

Season extension techniques

  • Cold frame, greenhouse, hoop house and high tunnel growing structures
  • Use of remay and strategic planting

Knowledge and practice food production systems

  • Permaculture
  • Biointensive
  • Biodynamic
  • Organic
  • Veganic
  • Integrated Pest Management

Animal Equipment and Practices

  • Building and maintaining hog panel and electric fences
  • Assessing animal health, maintaining optimal pasture-based performance
  • Body Condition, Locomotion Scoring and California Mastitis test
  • Professional and Competitive dairy cattle judge
  • Management Intensive Rotational Grazing
  • Intermediate-level oxen driving (able to yoke and attach to disk, hay wagon, stoneboat)
  • Sourcing and managing livestock fodder, including haying with draft animals
Organizations

Stone Valley Community Market, Board President, February 2012-Present

Poultney 2020, Food Group Coordinator, January 2013-July 2013

Farm Bureau of Michigan, Member, 2004-2011

Agriculture in the classroom educator 

Michigan State University Dairy Judging Team, Member, 2005-2006

FFA, Chapter Officer, 2000-2004

4-H, Member, showed and cared for chickens, sheep, dairy and beef cattle 1994-2005

Interests
  • Avid hiker, dingy sailor, tall ship fan, tennis player
  • Fermenter of delicious liquids, processor of raw milk products
  • Amateur ornithologist, herpetologist, entomologist, mycologist, lover of non-vascular plants
  • Proficient angler, beginning fly fisher, wildcrafting
Languages

English, Fluent

Spanish, Beginner

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