Alyson Earl



Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education Executive Director Alyson Earl

Alyson grew up on an old, non-working dairy farm in rural New York State. As a little girl, her grandparents taught her ways to garden that were based on robust soil health. As a teenager, when she wasn’t helping her parents to restore the woodlands on their 100-acre property, she could be found on horseback exploring nearby state game lands. After studying Agricultural Economics at Cornell University, Alyson spent eight years in the military, followed by four years teaching math to students with learning disabilities. She spent three years as operations manager for an ecological design and restoration firm where she learned how to incorporate GIS with her AutoCAD skills, source native plants, and manage multi-phased construction projects. In 2015, Alyson was hired to lead the Horn Farm Center ‘from concept to impact’–to collaborate with other organizations to create a local food system that feeds people while undoing some of the damage that industrial agriculture has wrought. Contact Alyson