A Sampling of Alumni Careers in Agriculture and Related Fields

The skills and experiences Hampshire graduates acquire from negotiating their education with a faculty committee, initiating projects, formulating solid proposals, and engaging in internships, translate into the ability to seek careers in areas that reflect their passions.

Marada Cook 03S
Co-owner and manager of Crown O'Maine Organic Cooperative

Ben Grosscup 03F
Extension event organizer and summer conference coordinator, NOFA Massachusetts (Northeast Organic Farming Association)

Doug Ginn 97F
American artisan cheese, Twin Maple Farms in Ghent, NY

Gary Hirshberg 72F
CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm, the world's leading organic yogurt producer, author of Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World

Nancy Hirshberg 82F
Vice president of natural resources, Stonyfield Yogurt

Ben James 97F and Oona Coy 96F
Town Farm in Northampton, MA

Patricia Klindienst 71F
Author of The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic America

Stephen McDonnell 75S
CEO and founder, Applegate Farms, Inc., producer of organic and natural meats and cheeses

Tobin Porter-Brown 05F
Co-manager of Book and Plow Farm, a recently launched project of Amherst College

Desiree Robertson-Dubois 93F and Jesse A. Robertson-Dubois 93F
Holiday Farm in Dalton, MA

Eric Toensmeier 90F
Permaculture, coauthor Edible Forest Gardens, author Perennial Vegetables

Tom 75F and Denise Warren 76F
Stone and Thistle Farm in East Meredith, NY

Tim Wilcox 01F
Kitchen Garden Farm in Sunderland, MA

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