A native Mainer, Nell grew up in Eliot (she is aware this is dangerously close to Massachusetts). After trying her hand at a few different food-related disciplines, Nell graduated with a degree in Plant Soil and Insect Sciences in 2011. Certain she was destined for agricultural education, Nell found work at the Hartsbrook School in Hadley, MA teaching “Agricultural Arts”. Almost immediately, she realized that trying to impart the value of the agricultural life she’d never really lived rang a little hollow… she needed to get on a farm! Nell found Misty Brook Farm in their last year in Massachusetts. She and Justin climbed on board and moved to Albion! After three years at Misty Brook, Nell and Justin bought a farm, and POOF… Ironwood Farm is born.