The BAV team is pleased to welcome Dan Carr to the team. Dan grew up on the front range of Colorado. After graduating from the University of Montana, Dan spent a year working on a variety of farms in Europe through Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms. During that experience he found his passion in regenerative farming.
Dan spent three years as an agriculture Peace Corps volunteer in a remote village in northern Malawi. He worked with farmers to implement agroforestry practices, and to start other income-generating opportunities like bee keeping and grafting fruit trees.Returning to the US, Dan worked at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, NY for six years as the assistant livestock manager and the head beekeeper.
In 2015, Dan moved to Northwestern Connecticut to help James and Linda Quella start and manage Q Farm, which quickly grew into a highly productive, pasture-raised meat business. He managed the productions of sustainable honey, grass fed beef, pasture-raised pork, chicken, turkeys, and eggs for a variety of restaurants and retail markets.
Dan is now working at BAV, and launching Beavertides Farm with his wife Marleen, and two young sons Oliver and Orion. They raise grass-fed lamb and meat goats, produce honey and teach beekeeping courses.
In addition to ongoing technical assistance and outreach, Dan's immediate work for BAV will be focused on a thorough needs assessment of local farms as they are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.