Founder and Executive Director
Dan has been an organic farmer for more than 30 years, and is the founder and executive director of the Bionutrient Food Association, an 8-year old non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “increase quality in the food supply”. Known as one of the leading proponents of “nutrient density”, Dan has worked to demonstrate the connections between plant health, soil health, carbon sequestration, crop nutritional value, flavor and human health. Out of these efforts was born the Real Food Campaign, which has engineered the prototype of a hand-held consumer spectrometer that is designed to test nutrient density at point of purchase, thereby empowering the consumer to choose for nutrient quality. Via this tool, the deeper goal is to connect the economic incentives of consumers to growers to drive full system regeneration.
D’Lynda has a history of business ownership and consulting, for private sector individuals and entities and non-profit organizations. She is a systems thinker and a human connector. Her passion is the link between soil health, plant nutrition, our microbiome and human vibrancies. She is supporting the Bionutrient Food Association by building out a Customer Relations Management system, coordinating the Annual Soil & Nutrition Conference, and steering the Real Food Campaign.
Chris has been designing and building web sites for nearly 15 years. Over the years, his work has ranged from small portfolio sites for artists, timber framers, and sheep farmers to larger projects for clients such as the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, UBS Investment Bank, Oxygen Media Network, General Electric, and NBC Universal, including multiple award-winning B2B sites that served as the backbone to print and broadcast marketing communications for three Olympic campaigns in partnership with NBC Universal Cable.
David Forster has been a full-time soil and farm consultant since starting Forster Soil Management 5 years ago. He is now working with BFA members and local chapters, providing agronomy consulting, mineral depot information and support, and grower education. With a background in industrial engineering, but a passion for agriculture, he has been intensively studying soil and plant health and agronomy for over 10 years. He has worked with clients on a diverse assortment of crops on anything from a few hundred square feet to several thousand acres.