Will Conklin

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Will Conklin was born and raised in Sheffield, MA. Will lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia for four years, where he was enrolled in the History of Science and Technology department at the University of King’s College. He returned home to Sheffield in 2005, completing his B.A. in History at the University of Massachusetts.   From 2006-2008, Will led four summer programs for Landmark Volunteers, working with 12-13 youth on community service projects. These projects included working at a no-kill animal shelter; archiving historic artifacts on Swan’s Island, ME; and working on a progressive cattle ranch in Colorado. Will and his wife Amelia, run Sky View Farm and are 4th generation stewards of the property. The farm produces pasture raised meat, dairy, and native lumber products. Alongside farming and woods work, Will is Executive Director of Greenagers, a local environmental youth organization. Greenagers’ mission is “Youth working to strengthen the environment and our community”. Greenagers, collaborating with other community organizations, has pioneered a vibrant youth employment program in the Southern Berkshire area as well as furthering youth volunteering and service learning in the region. Will sits on the board of directors of Great Barrington Land Conservancy. You can also find him at www.localwoodworks.com