Two Sterling alumni pursuing their agricultural visions in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont discuss their inspiration, farm beginnings and plans for the future in two recently published pieces.

Melissa Pasanen profiled Paul Lisai ‘06 for the UVM Extension New Farmer Project blog. Read here to find out more from Paul about how he grew his farming enterprise, Sweet Rowen Farmstead, and his metrics for defining success.  

Fellow alum and NEK farmer Jes Scribner ‘17 cites Paul as an “agricultural mentor” in this Project Creator Interview, where she discusses Birdhous, a co-working landscape that serves as a food and farming incubator for aspiring farmers that grew out of her senior year research project. Jes works part-time at Sweet Rowen and details her collaboration with Paul and the value of networking in the interview.

Look for the Sweet Rowen Farmstead booth at the Burlington Farmers’ Market, and pick up some Birdhous pierogies along with your Sweet Rowen milk and small-batch artisan cheeses!


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