John Short

John Short, the Farm Business Training and Incubator Site Manager, works with New Entry’s incubator farmers at the farm site, giving one-on-one training and maintaining the property and equipment.  He also teaches the Farm Business Planning Course during the winter off season.


John grew up in Central Oregon and has been farming and studying agriculture since he left home, with time off for several stints touring Latin America. Prior to working at New Entry, he was the Farm Manager for College of the Redwoods in Northern California. He holds a BA in Agriculture: Plant Science from Dordt College in Northwestern Iowa, and a MS in International Agricultural Development from UC Davis, where he studied invasive plants, grazing, and nomadic peoples.  He enjoy biking, hiking, and reading in his free time.


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