Co-Visionary, Farm Manager & Livestock Agripreneur
Geoff shares his passion for the tenants of sustainability by maintaining the land at RTB in exchange for raising his animals on the property. His skills, dedication and energy infuse the farm with an inspired commitment to the land and the animals that inhabit it.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Geoff entered AmeriCorps NCCC where he felt an awakening to the interconnectedness of life. Having already developed his skill as a stoneworker, Geoff became interested in farming and its ability to reconnect communities, and became a volunteer farm hand at RTB in 2008. Under the mentorship of former RTB farmer, Antone Vieira, Geoff quickly learned the necessary skills required to become the land’s Farm Manager. He built the vegetable production business on RTB which he eventually turned over to current vegetable farmer, Ashley Brister, in 2014, so he could focus his attention on the livestock business. Educating visitors and serving as a model for organic resilient farming, Geoff’s cows, pigs, chickens and goats are strategically used to maintain and improve the land by clearing brush, eating grubs and providing manure – thus increasing the overall health of both the animals and the land. Geoff maintains the property’s grounds and infrastructure and will steward farm systems development into the future. Practicing the techniques of low-impact farming, sustainable living, and whole-systems thinking, Geoff’s leadership and intuitive connection to the land and his animals inspires all who come to the farm.