CT-MA-RI Tri-state project coordinator
Michael Keilty works with the SARE state coordinators in CT, MA and RI to coordinate a tri-state SARE program dealing with local meat production, processing and marketing in Southern New England. Since 1974, Michael has owned Maple Spring Farms, a diversified farm in Morris, CT raising livestock, produce and herbs for culinary and medicinal uses.
He has also spent many years working as a research assistant and agricultural educator with the Department of Plant Science at the University of Connecticut, coordinating a wide variety of sustainable agriculture programs. He is also a member of the CT Food Policy Council, author of Alternative Health Practices for Livestock, and the founding chair of the Connecticut Community Gardening Association.