Thursday, April 1, 2010

Richard Boylan, Alternative and Organic Ag

Richard Boylan is the Area Agent for Alternative and Organic Agriculture for Watauga and Ashe Counties. Richard received his bachelors degree from Antioch College and a Masters degree from Syracuse. 

In 2009 Richard received the Sustainable Ag Extension Agent of the Year award from the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. A strong and passionate proponent of sustainable agriculture, he helped jumpstart the area’s organic farm marketing cooperative, New River Organic Growers. He has helped local farmers adapt organic farming practices to the climate and soil conditions of the region and sell their products to consumers across the state. He also works closely with the farmers' markets in both counties...and grows some mean garlic!

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