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Dana Saywell
Former Organic Extension Specialist
Plant Sciences


Dana was the Organic Extension Specialist in the latter half of 2008. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of Maine and also served as the Student Farm Manager of the Black Bear Food Guild. The Guild grew vegetables for a 60-member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
project and the Orono Farmers’ Market.

In 2002, she completed a Master’s degree in Agriculture Development from the University of Reading in Berkshire, England. Her graduate thesis focused on the National Organic Standards in the United States: A Study of the Adoption Trends of Small Scale Organic Producers.

She currently manages Green Knees Farm in Rockford, TN, a collaborative effort to develop a diversified, sustainably managed, organic farm on 32 acres in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains with her parents and  husband, Chris.