Glynwood welcomes two new staff members to its team, Lynda Prim (pictured left) as our Senior Director of Glynwood's Farm and Nicole Scott as our Livestock Assistant.
Lynda assumes the reins of Glynwood’s Farm, working in strong partnership with Glynwood’s leadership to develop and implement a whole-farm vision; to mentor and inspire new and beginning farmers through Glynwood’s experiential farmer training programs; and to engage the broader community in Glynwood’s Farm and in regional agriculture. Having begun her career in sustainable agriculture and food systems as Director of High Desert Research Farm at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, Lynda brings to Glynwood broad expertise, decades of professional experience, grand vision, a collaborative systems perspective on farming, and a national network. In addition to Ghost Ranch, Lynda has held senior posts at/with The Farm Connection, National Organic Program, Seeds of Change, NOFA Vermont, Native Seeds/SEARCH Conservation Farm and, most recently, Rodale Institute.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to blend my deep passion for and perspective on sustainable and resilient agriculture with knowledge on how to build those systems, both on a specific plot of land and within a region,” said Prim. “As an educator, I hope to inspire that knowledge and capacity in others. It is my belief that engaging diverse people and communities is central to creating an agriculture that is indeed sustainable, and I look forward to exercising that perspective here at Glynwood and throughout the Hudson Valley.”
Former Glynwood Apprentice Nicole Scott will be entering the role of Livestock Assistant after spending her last year working on various sheep, beef, and deer stations throughout the North and South Islands of New Zealand. With an extensive background here at Glynwood as well as working as working on other farms in New York and abroad, we are excited to welcome Nicole back to Glynwood.
We also welcome Judith Mogul as the new chair of Glynwood's Board of Directors.
Judith has served on Glynwood’s Board of Directors since 2012 and at various times sat on its committees for Nominating and Governance, Human Resources and Compensation, and Programs and Strategic Evaluation. Judith practices law in NYC, where she has focused on civil, criminal and regulatory matters and investigations. Ms. Mogul previously served as an adjunct professor at the Pace University School of Law, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. She earned her B.A. from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and her J.D. from New York University School of Law. Ms. Mogul clerked for Judge José A. Cabranes when he served on the United States District Court in the District of Connecticut. She and her husband Daniel Kramer split their time between New York City and Cold Spring, NY.
“It is with great joy that I accept the chairship at Glynwood -- an organization with a mission that I truly believe in,” said Mogul. “Working with my fellow board members, I look forward to supporting the entire team at Glynwood as they work to improve the viability and resilience of food and farming in the Hudson Valley.”
In addition, we celebrate Mary Elizabeth Bunzel and Victoria Wilson-Charles joining our Board of Directors.