Kate Duesterberg is a co-manager of the Cedar Circle Farm. Cedar Circle is a non-profit that runs as an educational center running a number of programs to promote a better understanding of organic farming and the many issues we are working with. She started her activist career as Sustainable Agriculture program coordinator at Illinois Stewardship Alliance and then at Rural Vermont, two NGOs working to promote sustainable farming.
Kate worked at the University of Vermont (UVM), where she helped establish the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture. A major focus was to organize programs to help farmers and agricultural professionals (Extension, NRCS, Department of Agriculture) learn about sustainable and organic farming techniques, calling upon experienced farmers as teachers. Kate also worked with the Women’s Agricultural Network at UVM and the Sustainable Cotton Project in California as managing director.
Kate serves as a Consumer representative.