The Agroforestry Management LLC Team
Mark Shepard – Co-Founder, Director of Operations
Mark is an award-winning author of the book, Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers. Mark also has been a farmer member of the Organic Valley cooperative, the world’s largest organic farmer’s co-op, since 1995. He is most widely known as the founder of New Forest Farm, the 106-acre perennial agriculture savanna considered by many to be one of the most ambitious sustainable agriculture projects in the United States.
Trained in both mechanical engineering and ecology, Mark has developed and patented equipment and processes for the cultivation, harvesting and processing of forest derived agricultural products for human foods and bio fuels production.
Mark was certified as a Permaculture designer in 1993 and received his Diploma of Permaculture design from Bill Mollison, the founder of the international permaculture movement. He teaches agroforestry and permaculture worldwide.