Grazing Specialist

Kimberly joined the Center for Sustainable Agriculture in February 2012 to provide technical assistance and support for grass-based farms: for those already immersed in the practices, those planning to transition, and everything in between. Kimberly spent several years working on all kinds of farms around the world, finally returning to Vermont where she has been raising sheep, chickens, horses and the occasional cow, on her own grass-based farm since 1987, and providing agricultural education and outreach for NOFA to communities and schools.

Kimberly thoroughly enjoys the problem solving of bringing farms to a more balanced relationship with the natural systems around them. Years of observations and working with grass-based systems have led her to believe that if the environment is healthy, the animals and plants are healthy and the economics of the farm will also be healthy.

image description: kimberly hagen standing outside in a field talking to a group, wearing a red plaid jacket

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Grazing
  • Grass-based livestock production
  • Grazing plans


  • MS, Environmental Biology, Antioch New England


  • 802-522-6729
Office Location:

23 Mansfield Ave.

Office Hours:

By appointment