Carol received a Master of Science in Ruminant Nutrition from Cornell University, New York, USA. She is currently the Coordinator of the Farmer and Partnership grant programs for the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), a NIFA/USDA on-farm research grant program. Carol has many years of experience owning and operating farm and food businesses, working on livestock farms, and raising dairy, meat and draft goats. From 1998 to 2008, she was the Small Ruminant Dairy Specialist at the University of Vermont, USA, in the Department of Animal Science and the Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Before that, from 1989 to 2003, she was Faculty and Farm Manager at Sterling College, Craftsbury, Vermont, USA.