Asher Wright is the farm manager for Warren Wilson College Farm, student-operated, diversified mixed crop and livestock farm, with beef cattle, hogs, sheep, and poultry in the Swannanoa Valley.
Asher has been involved in sustainable agriculture for over ten years. His love for farming began at Warren Wilson College where he worked on the College Farm and graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Studies. Not only did the College Farm show Asher that a life in food systems and agriculture was his calling, but it also gave him a chance to connect and work for other farm operations around the country and throughout Central and South America. After his travels, he received an M.S. in Animal Science from Clemson University. While a graduate student at Clemson, he researched forage-finished beef, which later led him to manage a diversified livestock farm in North Carolina for two years and then to work for NC Choices, a program of NC State that supports niche meat producers throughout North Carolina. Asher is thrilled to be back at Warren Wilson and looks forward to the years to come.