Steffen SchneiderSteffen Schneider, co-director of the Institute for Mindful Agriculture and director emeritus of Hawthorne Valley Farm, has joined the board of Demeter USA. He joins a team of ten other agricultural, biodynamic, and business experts to lead the certifying agency.

Demeter USA was founded in 1985 as the American branch of Demeter International, a certifying agency for Biodynamic farms across the globe. Hawthorne Valley Farm was one of the first Demeter-certified Biodynamic farms in North America, an accreditation it maintains today.

Steffen is honored to have been nominated and elected to serve on the Board and is enthusiastic to add his expertise of over 30 years farming biodynamically to the organization in service to the farms it supports.