CEFS is happy to welcome back Bryan “Busha” Green as its Small Farm Manager. The Small Farm Unit is one of eight research units at CEFS’ 2000-acre field facility in Goldsboro, NC. Busha was previously CEFS’ Small Farm Manager from 2003 to 2007. In recent years, Busha has worked in Columbia with tobacco farmers transitioning to organic, in Bolivia with organic greenhouse producers, and in St. Croix (US Virgin Islands) teaching organic production at an alternative farm school and offering technical assistance to an organic growers’ cooperative. Closer to home, Busha has worked with CFSA to promote new farmer programs, and assisted in the creation of a North Carolina-based 100% open-pollinated seed company, Sow True Seeds.
Since returning to CEFS, Busha has been hard at work with Small Farm Unit winter apprentice Callie Herron, cleaning, organizing the farm, repairing equipment, and working on the farm plan and seed order. Now that spring is around the corner he is busy preparing for the arrival of CEFS’ incoming apprentices and working together with CEFS staff and community partners in Goldsboro to create more synergy between CEFS’ farm research units and programs and community initiatives.
From the February 2012 E-Newsletter