Eric Tadlock became the Executive Director of Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center in January 2019.
He initially joined our team at the farm in May 2015, as our Education Programs Manager. Eric was responsible for carrying out the educational mission of the farm, overseeing program planning and development, as well as maintaining ongoing programs such as group tours, classes, and outreach education.
Before coming to Cedar Circle, Eric was the director of education at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport, Maine for three years, overseeing a department that hosted a variety of programs, including summer camps, school programs, and teacher and farmer training workshops. While in Maine, he was also a board member of the Maine School Garden Network.
Eric was the education director and co-founder of Fernbrook Farms Education Center in Chesterfield, New Jersey from 2005 to 2010. While in New Jersey, Eric was a founding board member of the New Jersey Farm to School Network, he also held the position of Planning Director for the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education.
In his various roles, Eric has focused on developing programs to provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn more about food, agriculture, and ecology. He’s dedicated to cultivating strong values and agrarian skills to improve the overall health of the community and the world we live in.
While he has never made a living off of farm production, he has enjoyed raising chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, ducks, and beef cattle, as well as managing small-scale vegetable production programs as teaching models for educational initiatives.
Eric, his wife Nicole, and their two young children have settled in the Upper Valley and are happily embracing our wonderful community here at Cedar Circle Farm.