Before joining the RFC team, Azsa Greiner lived with her family in northern Wisconsin for the past 15 years, where she ran her own farm focusing on small livestock meat production and raising show quality Nigerian Dwarf goats. She discovered that raising quality animals and being a part of the local food economy was one of the most exciting aspects of animal husbandry. As a farmer, one of her main goals has always been to have the best quality of life for the animals, no matter the purpose of that life. An animal raised for food is just as important as a breeding animal. When a customer tells you the pork they made for dinner last night was the best pork they ever tasted, or the eggs were so flavorful they don’t want to go back to buying from the store, those goals have been achieved. Providing for the best quality of life for the animal translates into improved quality of life for us as well.
Azsa is very excited to be working as part of the Sterling community and to bring her knowledge and experience to the farm. She is committed to helping people to understand that all aspects of raising animals and food production are important and necessary to bring about a healthier lifestyle and a healthier world. From pasture and soil management, to breed selection, to butchering and processing, to the meal on our plates, every decision impacts the world around us.
Azsa received her Masters in Agriculture focusing on Integrated Resource Management from Colorado State University-Fort Collins in 2016 and received a BS in Wildlife Management from Northland College in 2007.