Kentucky Organic Program | Frankfort, KY
Certifying Agent | January, 2011 – January, 2016
Mac farms with his wife, Ann Bell Stone, and her family in Scott County, Kentucky. Together, they produce certified organic poultry, beef, vegetables,, small fruits, and tobacco. On farm composting and pasture rotation has helped them reduce off-farm inputs for this 375 acre operation. Primary markets include farmer’s markets, CSA, restaurant delivery, and commercial contracts. Mac also works for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture as Executive Director of the Office Marketing and Product Promotion. Program areas include ornamental horticulture, grape and wine industry development, farmers market activities, organic certification, “Kentucky Proud” buy local campaign, international programs, agritourism, ginseng, farm to school, and forage testing, livestock grading and market reporting.