speakerSam Brake

NCDA&CS/Bioenergy Research Initiative

After 27 years helping develop and manage the Open Grounds Farm in Carteret County, Sam has devoted his enthusiasm to renewable fuels and bioenergy crop production. His involvement in the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association triggered his interest in biodiesel. That interest has broadened to cellulosic ethanol and other forms of bioenergy. Sam now works with the NCDA&CS Research Stations Division administering the grant program under the Bioenergy Research Initiative. He also enjoys growing crops of this nature to better understand the needs for and results of bioenergy research projects.