Katie Birkhauser

Certification Specialist (Crops, Maple, Processing)

Email: katie@vermontorganic.org

Extension: 7171

Katie is an experienced agriculture professional who is passionate about ecosystem health and currently uses her expertise to support farmers and processors through organic certification with Vermont Organic Farmers. Katie is originally from Wisconsin and holds a B.S. in Plant Science & Ecology, with an emphasis in Eco Ag from The Evergreen State College (2006). Katie's experience ranges from managing large and small specialty crop production systems, conducting agricultural research and consultation, and providing ag education and outreach services. She has worked for public and private organizations and previously ran her own diversified farm in Wisconsin growing vegetables, flowers, and pastured poultry for farmers' market, CSA, and restaurant sales. When she's not working, Katie can be found in her gardens, or cooking and preserving the harvest. She loves spending time outdoors exploring, camping, and getting out on the water with her family.

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