Act 1: Green Wood/Green Buildings with Eric Farm

Coastal Operations and Marketing Manager at Barnes and Associates, Inc.

Eric Farm is the Coastal Operations Manager for Barnes and Associates, Inc., a privately owned consulting company, where he leads the Coos Bay Office. Eric’s team manages nearly 90,000 acres for a variety of clients with diverse objectives for their forestlands. He has worked his entire forestry career in the private sector where he has developed deep experience in industrial forest management, sustainable forestry certification, and forestland as an investment option. Prior to starting his forestry career, Eric served for four and a half years as a combat engineer officer and served with the 1st Armored Division in Germany, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

Eric enjoys employing his leadership experience at the interface between technical experts, policymakers, and the public to find truly sustainable solutions. He also serves as the Vice President on the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay’s Board of Commissioners and is a director on the Coos County Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program Commission. He is a past-President of the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Eric graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Forest Engineering and has earned his Professional Engineering license.