Linley Dixon owns a vegetable farm (marketing through a CSA, farm to school, and at farmers markets) in Durango, Colorado, with her husband Peter and daughter. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Florida. In addition, she held a 2-year post-doctorate with the USDA’s Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory where she studied fungal plant pathogens from around the world. Her research involved studying the impact of farm biodiversity on plant disease levels, providing perspective on the various inputs required given different production practices.
She is currently the Associate Director of the Real Organic Project and is running the Pilot Program to certify farms this year. Linley serves as a Farmer representative and is our Associate Director (Linley@realorganicproject.org).