Stephanie CastleNew York Agricultural Stewardship Associate
Stephanie works on promoting sound farming practices and leads the Women for the Land initiative in New York state. She assists with the Genesee River Watershed Demonstration Farm Network and the Farmers and Landowners Partnering to Protect Clean Water in the Great Lakes. Stephanie is a fifth-generation farmer, having grown up on a beef farm in central Pennsylvania and recently establishing her own operation in western New York. Throughout her career she has specialized in the areas of agriculture, water quality, and outreach. Most recently, she coordinated conservation activities in the Genesee River through a coalition of ten Soil and Water Conservation districts. Prior to that, she lived and worked in the Vermont portion of the Lake Champlain watershed, managing water quality projects at an international non-profit organization. Stephanie holds an Master of Science in geoscience from Boston College and a Bachelor of Arts in environmental science from Franklin and Marshall College.