Loren Cardeli

President and Founder

A Growing Culture

Loren Cardeli is President and Founder of A Growing Culture (AGC), an organization that promotes ecological agriculture in the United States and around the world. A farmer, consultant, and graduate of Warren Wilson College, Loren’s expertise is in sustainable food systems, farmer-led research, and “farmer participation” approaches to extension and outreach. He has a wide-range of experience working with farmers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, having visited over 2,000 farms in more than 30 countries.  As a leader in the movement, Loren strives to return farmers to the helm of agricultural development, promoting farmer-led research, innovation, and knowledge sharing.