Kip Kolesinskas works as a consulting conservation scientist, his clients include both nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Much of the focus of his recent work has involved efforts to improve land access and affordability, and provide technical services to new and beginning farmers.
He serves on the UConn Extension Solid Ground Farmer Training cadre, where Kip provides training and site assessments on land access, soil health, and climate change adaptation strategies. Formerly USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service State Soil Scientist for Connecticut and Rhode Island, where he worked extensively with farmers, educators, government and nonprofits to help them protect farmland and wetlands, and use soils information to make better informed land use decisions.
In addition to this wealth of professional experience, Kolesinskas is an avid fisherman, cook, gardener and local foods advocate.