Nikki has over 20 years of farming experience with a focus on organic livestock and vegetable production. Since completing her masters degree in Sustainability Science, Nicole has focused solely on the development of innovative, science-based, sustainable animal husbandry curriculum at UMass. Currently her experiential learning programming includes poultry and sheep rotations, organic vegetable production, carbon farming systems and on farm slaughter. Nicole serves on several faculty committees and is an active member of the Sustainability Curriculum Initiative at the University. Along with educating and advising the next generation of small farmers she continues to run a small family farm at her home in Wendell, MA. She teaches Small Farm Husbandry: Pigs & Poultry and Small Farm Husbandry: Goats, Sheep and Beef online.