2013 Incubator Farmers
Meet Damon Brangman
Meet Surik Mehrabyan
2013 Incubator Oversight Team
To guide the Incubator Program through its growth in the first few years, we have brought together a robust Oversight Team composed of local business- and farmer- mentors. The Oversight Team has been deeply involved in making the decisions about the program policies and farm infrastructure since 2011.
Today, this Team reviews and selects applicants, oversees the program direction, and guides the ongoing development of the policies.
Current Team Members:
Joanna Green, Director, Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming
Brian Caldwell, Department of Horticulture, Cornell -- Farmer Adviser
Leslie Ackerman, Alternatives Federal Credit Union, Business CENTS – Financial/Business Management Adviser
Barb Neal, Green Legacy Tree Consultants – Farmer/Arborist Adviser
Owen Raymond, Senior Loan Officer, Farm Credit East – Financing/Eneterprise Adviser
Rafael Aponte, Just Food's Farm School NYC -- Cultural Competency/Education Adviser
Past Team Members:
Melissa Madden, The Good Life Farm – Farmer Adviser
Garrett Miller, The Good Life Farm – Farmer Adviser
Jeff Gilmore, Board of Directors, EcoVillage at Ithaca – Stewardship Adviser
Stephanie Greenwood, Board of Directors, EcoVillage at Ithaca - Stewardship Adviser
We love to hear from you. If you have input to share about Groundswell’s Farm Enterprise Incubator, or think you might be interested in participating in the program, please get in touch soon. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 607-277-0180.