YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Shanyn Siegel has been named the new farm director at Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown. In her new position, Siegel will lead operations at the farm, overseeing crops, livestock, fundraising and events.

Siegel most recently developed an assessment of native plant use in the Eastern United States in conjunction with the University of Maryland. Prior to that, she coordinated the Master Gardener training program for southern Fairfield County, in addition to supervising the Diagnostic Plant Clinic at the Bartlett Arboretum. For a number of years, she headed the Preservation Department at the Seed Savers Exchange, where she supervised farming on more than 20 acres of organic production. Siegel earned her bachelor of science degree in plant and soil sciences at the University of Massachusetts.

When asked about Hilltop Hanover Farm and her vision for the farm, Siegel said, “In addition to its essential role as a working farm, Hilltop Hanover Farm is a beautiful, welcoming property that offers hiking trails, open space, community events and an education center. It truly is an exceptional resource for the community, and I’m thrilled to be working with Westchester County and the Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm to continue this important work in agricultural and environmental stewardship.”