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Thursday, December 8 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Farming with Empathy

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Jean-Paul Courtens of Roxbury Farm will speak from personal history: what motivated him to be a farmer? How does biodynamic agriculture affect every decision made on the farm? Come hear what influences his daily decisions, from employing others to working with animals. This session introduces an alternative approach that seeks to balance mind and heart, service, self-interest, numbers and imaginations.

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Jean-Paul Courtens

Jean-Paul Courtens, a native from the Netherlands, is co-owner of Roxbury Farm in Kinderhook, NY, an integrated 375 acre farm producing vegetables, beef, pork and lamb for an 1100 member CSA utilizing biodynamic principles and practices.  He is the Associate Director of Farmer Training at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub in Hurley NY, a 1200-acre mixed crop farm... Read More →
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Crystal Stewart

Crystal has spent the last 11 years working for the Cornell Cooperative Extension, and is now an organic vegetable specialist with the Extension’s Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture program. In addition to conducting research on organic vegetable production, teaching, and offe... Read More →

Thursday December 8, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
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