Garth Boyd is a Partner at The Context Network, where he works with farmers and ranchers, agribusiness companies, and government agencies on renewable energy, nutrient recovery, environmental asset markets, and sustainability issues.
Garth has worked in various aspects of agriculture for the last 40 years, first as a ranch hand, then ranch manager during and after obtaining a BSA from the University of Georgia. After earning his MSA from the University of Georgia and his Ph.D. from Kansas State University, he began his academic career as an assistant professor on the Animal Science faculty at Colorado State University where he was the Extension Beef Specialist for seven years. Garth then joined the industry as an environmental leader. As Director of Environmental Affairs, he led North Carolina’s Murphy Farms into the era of environmental stewardship, before taking jobs with Smithfield Foods as Director of Environmental Technology, and Camco, a global carbon firm, as Senior Vice-President of Agricultural Services.
Garth was a two-term member of the USDA Agriculture Air Quality Task Force and North Carolina Pork Council Board. He was appointed by the EPA Administrator in 2007 to the inaugural EPA Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Advisory Committee. In 2008, Garth was inducted into the Farm Foundation Members Round Table. Garth has lectured in most states in the U.S. and numerous foreign countries.