Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Farm_Photographer_NY_0378 Farm_Photographer_NY_0379 Farm_Photographer_NY_0380 Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture on May 12, 2016 (Photos by Ben Hider) Another wonderful evening on the farm learning about soil health and the complex life that lives and provide so much for our health. It's always a pleasure to hear farmer Jack Algiere talk about any topic, he really knows every aspect of this farm from every angle.

Ben Hider - Event, Food and Portrait Photographer based in New York City and Westchester

Jack Algiere is farm director at Stone Barns Center. Jack graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in horticulture and has been actively farming since the early 1990s. His lifetime of experience in organic, biodynamic and ecological systems brings a broad diversity of experience in greenhouses, orchards, fields and pastures.

At Stone Barns Center, Jack oversees the extensive and diverse farming operations, integrating multispecies pastured livestock, grains, field crops, greenhouse, fruit, flowers and compost in a four-season agroecological system. He also oversees the greater public and wild landscape as elements of the whole farm system. Jack is a leader in the farm’s innovation programs and is integrally involved in training beginning farmers.

On the side: With his wife and fellow farmer, Shannon, Jack has two farm-raised sons. He plays the drums, is captain of the local volunteer fire department and sits on the board of Johnny’s Selected Seeds.