Ryan Hottle is thrilled to help shape the future of the Kenyon Farm and the larger Kenyon and Knox county communities. In addition to farming, he has been an international consultant on projects that connect climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable development, poverty alleviation and food security in places such as India, Bangladesh, Guatemala, Haiti, Malawi, Uganda and Senegal.
Ryan's primary research focus is on carbon dynamics, greenhouse gas emission from agriculture and food systems and soil quality. His research employs a number of analytical tools including participatory research, biophysical modeling, cost benefit analysis, value chain analysis, lifecycle analysis, resilience mapping and atmospheric modeling. He received a Permaculture Certificate from Bill Mollison in 2010.
Ryan received degrees from Naropa University in interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in environmental science and peace studies (B.A.), Columbia University in climate and society (M.A.) and Ohio State University in environmental science.
2012 — Doctor of Philosophy from Ohio State University
2009 — Master of Arts from Columbia University
2006 — Bachelor of Arts from Naropa University