Darryl Birkenfeld

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Darryl grew up on a diversified family farm in Nazareth, TX. After completing degrees in college studies, philosophy, and religious studies, he was ordained a Catholic priest in 1988. He worked in predominantly Spanish-speaking parishes for the next 14 years. In 2002, Darryl completed a Ph.D. in social ethics from The Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. His dissertation is entitled, “From Colonization to Holism: Reconstructing an Ethical Method for U.S. Agricultural Ethics”. Soon after, Darryl followed a new road to Ogallala Commons, a nonprofit education and leadership organization, where he has been Executive Director since 2003. Darryl and his wife, Joann Starr, live in Nazareth, TX.

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Working with the Impacts of Drought during Climate Change