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Nate Kleinman, Experimental Farm Network

Nate Kleinman, Experimental Farm Network

Founder

Nate is the co-founder and co-director of the Experimental Farm Network (EFN), a non-profit cooperative with a far-reaching mission and a global reach. EFN facilitates collaborative research in sustainable agriculture, plant breeding, and climate change mitigation, especially through the development of perennial staple crops. EFN aims to become a massive citizen science project, large enough to eventually shift agriculture from being a major driver of climate change to being a potential solution. EFN\'s work has been featured by media outlets including The Guardian, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Organic Broadcaster. As a plant breeder and experimenter, Nate has a broad range of interests, but he is most excited at the moment by sorghum, chestnuts, sweet potatoes, and currants. He currently farms two locations in Salem County, New Jersey.