Christopher Lent

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist
Western Regional Office

Topic Areas: Business Planning, Energy Efficiency, Crops, Farm Energy, Small-scale wind energy, Local Foods, Energy, Solar, Energy Auditing, Soil Health

Specific Areas of Expertise: Vegetable production, business planning, organic crop certification, high tunnel production, small scale solar energy, farm energy, local food systems, soil health

Chris Lent is an Agricultural Specialist working out of the National Center for Appropriate Technology’s Northeast regional office. He operated an organic vegetable farm for ten years and also worked in the fields of energy efficiency, solar installation, and organic farm inspection. His work at NCAT has focused on farm energy, organic vegetable production, local food systems, high tunnel management, and urban agriculture. Chris most enjoys helping farmers find practical solutions that can help build resilience into their farms. He lives with his wife and their son in a self-built straw bale home in Pennsylvania.

Education:
Bachlor of Science in Business Administration, Susquehanna University

Previous Experience:
Agricultural Specialist, 2012 – 2016. National
Center for Appropriate Technology, Butte MT
Provide technical assistance to farmers and ranchers.

Renewable and Efficiency Manager, 2008 – 2016
Solair Energy Inc., Ralston, PA
Solar and wind energy systems design and install, home energy audits
and retrofits.

Current Professional Affiliations and Committees:
Member of PASA Sustainable Agriculture

Featured Publications and Presentations

Webinar- Year 2 & Beyond: High Tunnel Health for the Experienced Grower

Food Hubs: A Producers Guide.

High Tunnel Winter Growing Using Heat Recovery Ventilation.

High Tunnels in Urban Agriculture

Webinar- Soil Management in Year-Round High Tunnel Production: Getting Started
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