Russ Lester

Lester

Position Title
Owner

Unit
Dixon Ridge Farms


Bio

Russ Lester is co-owner of Dixon Ridge Farms and a fourth generation California farmer.  Russ began farming organically in 1989 and has helped shape many organic farming concepts and practices for orchards.  An advocate for farmland protection, Russ serves on the Board of Directors for Solano Land Trust and the Solano County Agricultural Advisory Board. He has been a featured speaker at national conferences on energy, farmland protection, and organic agriculture.  In addition, Russ is past president of the Winters Joint Unified School District. He attended the University of California at Davis and is a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.  Dixon Ridge Farms recently meet their goal of producing all of their electricity needs using renewable energy. As a consequence, they are both GHG and carbon negative.