grew up on a 125 acre farm in Schuylkill County where she and her family still raise Angus cattle, Registered Boer goats, and grow corn, soybeans, hay crops, and small grains. She continues to be involved with all aspects of the farm including animal handling, planting and harvesting crops, and marketing cattle and goats. She graduated from Delaware Valley University and received degrees in Animal Science and Dairy Science in 2012 and is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Agriculture & Extension Education at The Pennsylvania State University. Darla is currently the Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, PA where she instructs courses in Ag Power & Technology, Ag Fabrication, Animal Science, Introduction to Agriculture, and Biotechnology. As a certified NSTMOP Community Lead Instructor, she provides her students to opportunity to become certified in Safe Tractor Driving and Machinery Operation through the Ag Power & Technology course each year.
Matt Steiman is the production manager and renewable energy projects leader at the Dickinson College Farm, a 60 acre produce and livestock farm near Carlisle PA. For over 12 years he has been leading students in the process of energy project development, including solar, biodiesel, and biogas systems. Matt is an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys building and operating small scale biogas plants.