Amy Hutton, Adjunct Professor of Sustainability Studies
- Master of Agriculture in Integrated Resource Management, Colorado State University
- B.A. in Biology and Environmental Science, St. Olaf College
Sustainability Studies Courses
My passion for farming initially grew out of my first career in animal welfare and a deep concern for agriculture’s devastating environmental impacts. I quickly found that there was no way to live but with my hands in the soil and my heart a steward for the lives of animals and health of the land. I’ve worked in urban farm development and organic vegetable production, and I’ve now found my niche in perennial pasture farming. I currently manage a small dairy farm in the Roaring Fork Valley and am incredibly excited to be developing my own farming endeavor for the spring of 2013. I have a special fondness for heritage hogs and turkeys, and am deeply committed to improving feed systems, husbandry practices, and production efficiency to give sustainability a competitive edge in agriculture in our community.
I absolutely love sharing ideas from permaculture, my graduate studies, and my many farming mentors that have shaped my management practices and way of life. I also enjoy discussing diverse perspectives on food and sustainability, and am always delighted to be learning something new. When not day dreaming about pig fencing and forage composition, I’m crazy about trail running with my dogs, riding my pony much too fast, and trying to break PRs at crossfit.