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Linda Quella

Linda Quella, together with her husband James Quella, own and operate a sustainable, humane livestock farm in Sharon, Connecticut.  Q Farms' mission is to provide food that is better for us, better for the animals and better for the environment.  In their fourth season, their team will raise approximately 12,000 broiler chickens, 750 laying hens, 60 head of cattle and approximately 75 
pigs.  Together, with their Farm Manager, Dan Carr (formerly with Stone Barns), Q Farms strives to utilize regenerative grazing practices to develop a more sustainable approach to providing protein to the local community.

Prior to working the farm, professionally Linda was a finance executive for close to 30 years.  She retired from a position as one of the CFO’s of a multi-billion dollar software and media company in New York City. She began her career as a CPA for PriceWaterhouse and left to run the Tax department and a venture capital fund at MasterCard International.  She then left to join a senior management team of ex-Mastercard CEO and COO to launch a new venture focused on providing energy to residential customers.   Linda’s expertise was providing senior management with financial analytics to make better business decisions.  

Linda and her husband live in Sharon Connecticut and have three grown children.  They are committed to better understanding the environmental impact of regenerative grazing practices and strive to find a fact based, balanced approach to dealing with the many challenges of providing affordable, accessible food to our communities.