Veterans Workshop 2017 Speakers

The Experts

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Alison Martin: Executive Director, The Livestock Conservancy

Jeremy Engh: Passionate Master Breeder of Devon cattle who continues his family tradition of raising and marketing grass-fed Devon cattle and beef throughout the Northeast.

Richard Larson: Founder of Old Gjerpen Farm and twice winner of the Supreme Champion Fleece award over 1,200 competitors. Richard breeds Leicester Longwool sheep and Milking Devon cattle.

Erica Govednik: Erica runs Hock Newberry Farm, a successful organically-managed, multi-species, rotational-grazing farm on rented land in Marshall, VA. The farm’s products consist of forested American Guinea Hog pork, a Nubian dairy goat herd share program, and free-range egg and broiler chicken program. 

Larry Cooper has been a full-time black​smith since 1986. During the last decade, he has focused on a lifestyle of simplicity and self-sufficiency. A believer in the small-scale agricultural revolution in this country, Larry is the designer of the Gulland broadfork, which he produces alongwith scythe-related tools in his shop in Chatham County, North Carolina.

Mandy Liesch

Steve Hart

Andrea Chandler

Kendy Sawyer