Dusty has been a lifelong advocate for Real Bread. He presented at the first Kneading Conference and then subsequently helped found the Maine Grain Alliance. Dusty is a recently retired professor from UMO where he earned the College Distinguished Teacher award. As a scientist, he keeps up with and shares research underlying baking and grain agriculture. He opened a bakery out of his home and he shares what he learns as MGA’s Grain Education Director. Dusty is also the director of the Artisan Bread Fair and the Big Bake at the Common Ground Country Fair, where he is on the board of MOFGA. As MGA continues to evolve, Dusty finds the talent and devotion of the Board members inspiring.