COLD SPRING, N.Y. — Glynwood announced today the addition of two individuals to its leadership. Lynda Prim has joined the agricultural nonprofit’s full time staff as Senior Director of Glynwood’s Farm. Judith Mogul has been elected as chair of the organization’s 16-person Board of Directors.
“I am thrilled that these two extraordinary women leaders will be helping to guide our team beginning in 2019,” said Kathleen Finlay, Glynwood’s President. “Each of them brings a wealth of expertise to their respective roles. With the benefit of their vision and passion, we will continue to cultivate a healthy and regenerative food system for the Hudson Valley for many years to come.”
LYNDA PRIM – Senior Director of Glynwood’s Farm
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.”
JUDITH MOGUL – Chair of Board of Directors
Judith Mogul 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.”
Glynwood is an agricultural nonprofit organization based in Cold Spring, New York, working to ensure that farming thrives in the Hudson Valley. Glynwood accomplishes this by farming, training farmers, promoting regional food and collaborating to realize its vision. Please visit www.glynwood.org for more information.
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