“Amanda Brown, M.Ed., is a member of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Early in her professional career, she focused on sustainable farming practices for vegetable and specialty crops as a researcher and educator with UMass Extension’s Agriculture & Landscape Program. During that time, she co-founded the UMass Student Farming Enterprise. For the last few years, Amanda has focused solely on the Student Farming Enterprise and has developed a year-long educational experience for students which touches on all aspects of managing a small farm. The success of this program was recently recognized with a fifth-in-the-US ranking among most sustainable college-run farms.
Amanda received her academic degrees from the University of Massachusetts including an AS in Horticulture, BS in Plant Soil and Insect Science, and a Master’s degree in Education. In addition to teaching and farming, she has published several scientific articles related to sustainable agriculture technologies and presented her work to many growers, industry professionals, and colleagues.”