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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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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.

2019 Kirschenmann Lecture

How Big Food Can Drive Big Change: Scaling Regenerative Agriculture for Everyone

Stone Barns Center is honored to welcome Shauna Sadowski to deliver the 2019 Kirschenmann Lecture.

Headshot portrait of Shauna Sadowski, 2019 Kirschenmann Lecturer and Head of Sustainability at General MillsShauna Sadowski is the Head of Sustainability for the Natural & Organic Operating Unit at General Mills. She is responsible for leading sustainability strategy, which includes integrating sustainability into the product design and supply chain, with an emphasis on food and farming programs, leading external partnership engagements, and ensuring sustainability is implemented across the brands. In prior years, Shauna has been a management consultant and a farm girl; she is a graduate of the Friedman School at Tufts University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Berkeley with her husband, two children, and boisterous Boston Terrier.


2018 Kirschenmann Lecture
We were honored to welcome Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, a dedicated advocate for young farmers and sustainable farming, as the speaker for our 2018 Kirschenmann Lecture. She discussed the urgent need for change in our food system, particularly at the federal level as directed by the Farm Bill, which is up for reauthorization this year. Rep. Pingree spoke passionately about the importance of federal policy that supports young farmers, invests in conservation and sustainability, and reduces food waste. Watch here:

2017 Kirschenmann Lecture
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.

The Summer Nights at Stone Barns lecture series is presented each July. For information on this and other upcoming lectures, please sign up for email notifications here:


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