This week’s featured young farmer: Dan Hobbs
Dan Hobbs is a cooperative development specialist with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Cooperative and Economic Development Center. He has twenty years agricultural and rural development experience in the United States and South America and formerly served as executive director of Organic Seed Alliance, NewFarms and Nuestras Raices, all 501(c)(3) organizations. He is trained and skilled in the organizational aspects of setting up producer cooperatives and other member-driven organizations and businesses. He is a founding member of the Family Farmers Seed Cooperative, Colorado Farm and Art Market Cooperative, and the Arkansas Valley Organic Growers. Dan is a fifth generation Coloradan, holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies, and owns and operates a 30 acre organic seed and vegetable farm in Pueblo County Colorado.
“There’s a very vibrant effort now to take the seed back and produce it in a bio regional basis” [18:00]
–Dan Hobbs on Greenhorns Radio