Gary Kleppel and his wife Pam co-own and operate Longfield Farm, a small sustainably managed operation 15 miles west of Albany. They use holistic techniques, such as management intensive grazing and sheep-poultry inter-grazing, to produce a diversity of products, including grass-fed/finished lamb, fiber, and free-range poultry and eggs. The focus is on soil health and regeneration. The Kleppels also use their farm as an education resource to help the public better understand small scale agriculture and its value to communities. Gary spent the past 38 years as a college professor where, for the past decade, he has been conducting research in agricultural ecology and sustainable food production.