Located in Deerfield
Alan C. Swedlund (Professor emeritus of anthropology, University of Massachusetts), grew up in Colorado farm country, but has lived in Massachusetts for more than half his life. Alan and his sister are still part-owners of a fourth generation farm and ranch in eastern Colorado. Long interested in land preservation for recreation and agriculture, he began his involvement in preservation with the Deerfield Land Trust, which eventually merged into the Franklin Land Trust. Alan and his wife, M.A., live in Deerfield where they raise chickens and grow organic vegetables for personal consumption.