Real Organic Project
Linley Dixon, PhD is the associate director of the Real Organic Project and is running the organization’s pilot program to certify farms. Dr. Linley owns a vegetable farm (marketing through a CSA, farm to school, and at farmers markets) in Durango, Colorado, with her husband and daughter. Her degree is in plant pathology and completed a two-year post-doctorate with USDA’s Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory, where she studied fungal plant pathogens from around the world. Her research involved studying the impact of farm biodiversity on plant disease levels, providing perspective on the various inputs required given different production practices.