Stefanie holds an MS degree. Stefanie’s background is in field research and data analysis. She has been working with Farm Fuel Inc. since 2007 developing and implementing research projects on farms throughout California and in Baja California, Mexico.
Larry Jacobs is President of Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo. Larry cofounded Jacobs Farm in 1980, a successful northern California organic farm. In 1986, Del Cabo was launched with a unique vision for social change and sustainability. Through the teaching of organic growing practices and by providing funding, management and organizational skills, Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo connects over 1,200 family farms in Mexico with North American consumers. In 2007, Larry co-founded Farm Fuel Inc., a company that exploits the “hot stuff in mustard” and anaerobic soil disinfection to eliminate soil diseases in high value crops as a replacement to toxic soil fumigants. In 2013, Larry and his wife Sandra launched the Great African Food Company, a Tanzanian company modeled after their work in Mexico to link organic production of small scale Tanzanian farmers to local and international markets.
Jim Cochran is president of Swanton Berry Farm, a 75 acre certified organic farm on California’s Central Coast and has pioneered organic strawberry production. He is an active member of the Roots of Change Council.
A master carpenter, naturalist, expert mechanic, and biodiesel aficionado.
Ken Kimes of New Natives organic greens is the president of Farm Fuel Inc. and organizes harvest and logistics for Farm Fuel Inc.
Sales & Marketing
Bachelor of Science, Plant Science, Emphasis: Horticulture and Crop Production, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho 2010. Chris is currently serving Farm Fuel in the areas of Sales and Marketing.
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Entomology- University Of Arizona 1983
Kurt has worked in Organic Agriculture in California for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in organic production of fresh culinary herbs, specialty vegetables, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Kurt also spent time conducting contract research for a private consulting firm in Watsonville, CA and most recently spent two years as the National Organic Supply Manager for Driscoll’s of the Americas. For the past two years he has worked for Farm Fuel Inc as a Field Services Specialist focused on demand planning, logistics and consulting surrounding the Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation Program.
Research and Regulatory
Bachelor of Arts Environmental Studies and Economics, University of California Santa Cruz 2013
Lucy joined the Farm Fuel team in April 2016 with over three years of experience working in Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation and mustard seed meal research at the University of California, Santa Cruz under some of the premier researchers in this field, Dr. Carol Shennan and Dr. Joji Muramoto. By applying for grant funding and conducting research trials, Lucy contributes by fine tuning Farm Fuel’s products and services to best meet the nutritional needs of a variety of crops and serve as alternatives to fumigation. Lucy also keeps Farm Fuel up-to-date on organic compliance with OMRI, the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the Washington State Department of Agriculture.