At The Farm

Located in Pocantico Hills, NY, Stone Barns is a laboratory for learning and catalyzing a culture of informed, healthy eating.

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Teaching & Learning

By educating people about food and farming, we're encouraging the food citizens of tomorrow to make healthier life choices for themselves and the planet.

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About Us

We are working to develop a culture of eating based on what farms need to grow to build healthy soil and a resilient ecosystem.

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Technical Workshops


The Growing Farmers Initiative offers workshops for farmers throughout the year. Whether you’re just starting out, or are an established producer looking to sharpen certain skills, these workshops will introduce you to new methods, connect you with agricultural expertise from all over the country, and help you troubleshoot with an ever-growing network of program alumni. Join us and hone your knowledge – from animal health to greenhouse management – and everything in between.

2018 GFI Workshop Schedule


June 14 – Seed Industry Overview and On-Farm Trials
Adrienne Shelton, Vitalis; Jason Grauer, Stone Barns Center
August 2 – Seeds: Plant Breeding Fundamentals
Jack Algiere, Stone Barns Center; Rob Johnston, Jr., Johnny’s Selected Seeds


June 28 – Grazing Fundamentals and Grazing Charts
Troy Bishopp, The Grasp Whisperer; Jack Algiere, Stone Barns Center
August 16 – Pasture Management
Sarah Flack, Sarah Flack Consulting
October 11 – Silvopasture
Connor Stedman, AppleSeed Permaculture; Steve Gabriel, Cornell University


June 7 – Waste Systems: BioEnergy and Compost
Serpil Guran, Rutgers University; Shane Hardy, Stone Barns Center
June 21 – Pollination Ecology
Rebecca McMackin, Brooklyn Bridge Park
October 18 – Fungi in your Farm Systems
William Padilla-Brown, Mycosymbiotics; Shane Hardy, Stone Barns Center


May 31 – Greenhouse Design
Jeff Warschauer, Nexus Corps; Jack Algiere, Stone Barns Center
September 13 – Fermentation and Added Value Products
Michaela Hayes, Crock & Jar, Rise & Root Farm


April 5 – Soil Biology Lab
Janice Theis, Cornell University
April 12 – Soil Health Assessment Techniques I
Kris Nichols, KRIS Systems Education
April 19 – Soil Health Assessment Techniques II
Kris Nichols, KRIS Systems Education
May 10 – The Soil Health Test
Will Brinton, Woods End Lab
May 17 – Soil Health: Crop Rotations and Cover Crops
Jean-Paul Courtens, Roxbury Farm; Jack Algiere, Stone Barns Center