Winston Rost

Certification Specialist (Processing, Maple, Crops)


Extension: 7167

Winston is a Certification Specialist for Vermont Organic Farmers and works with food processors and maple producers. He graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina with a liberal arts degree. He came back to Vermont and worked at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters/Keurig for 24 years, starting out as a part-time barista in the Factory Outlet in Waterbury, VT and ending as the Farmer Relations Manager, working with coffee farmers all over the world. He was a Certified Q Grader with the Coffee Quality Institute. He has experience in food safety, seed production, vegetable production, dairy, hemp and maple.  He was a member of NOFA-VT at least twenty years before he started at VOF and has always loved small-scale organic farming. He is fluent in written and spoken Spanish and French. He loves mountain biking, downhill skiing, backcountry skiing, cross country skiing, gravel biking, ice hockey and fat biking on snow machine trails. (Yes, he has three bikes.)