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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The Kirschenmann Lecture

The Kirschenmann Lecture

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture launched the Kirschenmann Lecture in 2015 in honor of trail-blazing sustainable farming leader Fred Kirschenmann, our Board president.

The annual lecture is dedicated to exploring ideas and issues important to the future of food and agriculture, and celebrates Fred’s work and influence on sustainable agriculture.


Headshot portrait of Rep. Cherrie Pingree

The 2018 Kirschenmann Lecture was delivered by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, U.S. Representative for 1st District of Maine, on May 14. 


The 2017 Kirschenmann Lecture was given by Ricardo Salvador, senior scientist and director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit science advocacy organization. Watch a video of his talk here.

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For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Maggie Nolin at or 914.366.6200 x133.