Joe Grady

I grew up in the suburbs around Detroit but was lucky enough to move to Maine when I was 15. Since that big move I have grown increasingly connected to all this beautiful state has to offer. In my teens and twenties that meant getting out to surf and snowboard every chance I got; sailing, hiking, and camping also played a big role in what I did as a young adult. Fast forward through 4 years of college and a 6 month trip through Europe and South Asia and my wife and I returned to Maine to start our family and build our life.

A teacher by training, I count myself fortunate to have worked with so many amazing educators in Maine and New Hampshire. I loved teaching and never felt more at home then leading a classroom of high schoolers. My career eventually took me to a school that was also a farm and was using that farm as a tool to teach about the importance of what we eat and how it’s raised. At that school a passion for agriculture was kindled in me and would change my life.

Eventually I left teaching to start a small farm business with my wife Laura. In 2009 we created Two Coves Farm in Harpswell and have been there ever since. We are proud of what we have built and plan to continue raising meat and eggs on Harpswell and Brunswick pastures for years to come. On our farm, if I’m not out moving cows or chicken tractors around, you’re likely to find me training or working with our herding dogs.

I feel so fortunate to have found at WNC an organization so close to home that has such an inspiring and important mission.

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