Booking Dr. Arie McFarlen is as easy as submitting this form and contacting her and the publicist for scheduling.
Arie’s Expertise is quite diverse:
Organic or alternative farms, Pets & Companion Animals, Rare and endangered breeds, Animal Welfare, Humane Care standards for livestock, Food culture, Food Safety Issues, Green Building & Alternative Energy, Farm Policy, Women in Agriculture, Beginning Farmers, Grief & recovery from loss, Motorcycles (Independent Women Riders)
Dynamic and enthusiastic, Dr. Arie McFarlen is a welcome addition to any conversation. To hear Arie describe a meal will make your mouth water, and any tale of her animals will have you wanting to abandon your city life for your own patch of green acres.
An Animal and Agriculture expert, Dr. McFarlen is a strong advocate for sustainable farms and healthy food, and our spiritual connection to both. By combining her education in Nutrition and Theology with a passion for food and animals, she has become an effective speaker and published author.
Dr. McFarlen was dubbed the “Biodiversity Pioneer” by Slow Food USA for her work with endangered livestock breeds and the promotion of sustainable food systems. She has made presentations to Congressman regarding the Farm Bill and spoken at many Organic and Food related conferences.
As the Founder of Maveric Heritage Ranch, a farm dedicated to preserving rare breeds of livestock, McFarlen has greatly impacted the conservation efforts to save these breeds from extinction for more than a decade. In 2008, a devastating fire destroyed the breeding barn at Maveric & took more than 40 rare animals.
During the aftermath of the fire, McFarlen served as an inspiration and poignant reminder of the preciousness of life and the power of spirit. In an interview, McFarlen said “The fire does not define me, but, in fact, reveals my true self.” Her true self is one of passion, dedication and empowerment.
Arie is highly qualified to speak to the issues relating to global food production and agriculture. Her personal experiences shine through a voice that is always inspiring and empowering. She has been able to bring opposing parties together for productive outcomes, and is innately skilled at revealing people’s talents.