MORGAN WILLIAMS ‘08
Major: Sustainable Agriculture
Work Crew: Farm/Garden/Chemistry
Current Job: Founder of Flux Farm Foundation
The high plains of the Rocky Mountains provided homesteaders with a profitable niche in the national livestock market in the late 1800s. Meat prices, however, have not kept up with the increased cost of ranching on the high prairies. Morgan Williams, ’08, sought a way to save the ranches while also addressing the environmental need for less carbon and more renewable energy sources. During his senior year at Warren Wilson, he founded the Flux Farm Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides profitable, research-driven solutions for farms and ranches.
Williams was drawn to Warren Wilson for its sustainable agriculture program and its farm and garden work crews. “What I learned in sustainable agriculture and the physical sciences proved to be very helpful. I use a lot of the analytical skills that I learned at WWC. All of these skills; tractor work, irrigation, have been useful in developing and managing multi-year agronomic research trials with grasses and biochar.”
Morgan was the 2014 recipient of the Young Alumni Award, which he received from the Alumni Association during Homecoming. At the ceremony he stated, “While it has only been 6 years since graduating from WWC, it is humbling to receive such attention for the efforts I’m involved in. I love what I do, and firmly believe that humans can be positive actors for the betterment of environment and society.”