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Friday, December 8 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Crop Production FILLING

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In this session, representatives from three farms will delve into the nuances of crop production, discussing methods, successes and mistakes, financial return and quality of life for the farmer. Eliot Coleman of Four Season Farm, Nancy Vail and Flor Revolorio of Pie Ranch, and Richard Wiswall of Cate Farm will all present on their farms' main themes, then open up the discussion to questions.
Moderated by Stone Barns Center's Jack Algiere.

Presenters
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Jack Algiere

Farm Director, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Jack Algiere is farm director at Stone Barns Center. Jack graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in horticulture and has been actively farming since the early 1990s. His lifetime of experience in organic, biodynamic and ecological systems brings a broad diversity... Read More →
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Flor Revolorio

Farm Manager, Pie Ranch
Flor Assists manages production and education, holds the CSA, and manages the farm animals at Pie Ranch in Pescadero, CA. Flor is a Guatemalan born and raised in Chicago. Flor loves farming and the things that most inspire her and fuel her interests are soil, justice, and education. Flor is a city person at heart, but has loved living in small/rural communities for the past 5 years... Read More →
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Nancy Vail

Co-Founder, Pie Ranch
Nancy is a broadly experienced sustainable food systems farmer, advocate, educator and leader. Previous to co-founding Pie Ranch in 2003, Nancy worked on a number of farms abroad and throughout the United States, eventually landing at UC Santa Cruz's Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) where she farmed and taught for over a decade. Nancy is passionate about linking justice with food and f... Read More →
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Richard Wiswall

Organic Farmer, Cate Farm
Richard Wiswall and his wife Sally Colman own and operate Cate Farm in East Montpelier, VT. Richard has been farming there for 33 years, growing and selling organic produce, seedlings and medicinal herbs. Richard consults and gives talks and workshops on the often-neglected busi... Read More →


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