David Herring

David Herring | Executive Director at Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation

Since 2012, David Herring has led the Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation and the organization’s 626-acre saltwater farm and educational resource center in Freeport. Wolfe’s Neck offers educational programs for children and families, including summer camps and a teen agriculture program through which teenagers can learn about sustainable farming while managing the farm’s fruit and vegetable production. Last year Wolfe’s Neck received a $573,256 federal grant to expand its two-year residential Organic Dairy Farmer Training Program. With the average age of farmers being almost 60, Herring says it’s critical to develop training programs like the organic dairy apprenticeship that will support new food producers. “The work we’re doing at Wolfe’s Neck will help produce the next generation of organic farmers and food producers,” he says. “We’re helping people of all ages develop a greater connection to the source of their food and gain a greater understanding for the impact their food choices have on their health, the economy, and the environment.” Before Herring joined Wolfe’s Neck, he helped start Maine Huts and Trails and was hired as its first executive director in 2006. “Maine has something special that we need to continually work to protect and enhance,” Herring says. “Through my work at Maine Huts and Trails and at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, I’ve been very blessed to have such great opportunities to add to Maine’s quality of place.”

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