Jonathan R. Winsten, Ph.D.
Dr. Winsten is an Agricultural Economist working on issues of agriculture and the environment. His focus includes developing incentive mechanisms for improving environmental performance at the farm-level, agri-environmental policy analysis, and sustainable livestock production systems. As an Agricultural Economist at Winrock International and a Research Assistant Professor at University of Vermont, Dr. Winsten is currently implementing four multi-year projects. As the Project Leader for the Performance-based Environmental Policies for Agriculture (PEPA) initiative, he is responsible for the oversight, management, and implementation of two current PEPA projects; the National Facilitation Project and the Pilot-Testing Project.
Dr. Winsten is also leading two projects focused on rotational grazing. One is focused on expanding the adoption of rotational grazing in the Northeastern U.S. as a means to improve farm viability while improving environmental quality, the health of rural communities, and the food system. The other project is combining public and private sector resources to introduce rotational grazing to dairy farmers in Central Asia. Dr. Winsten has taught courses and worked in the U.S., Central and South American, the Caribbean, and Central Asia.
Jeffrey Apigian, M.S.