BOYD'S STATION | BOARD OF DIRECTOR
Evan Farmer's roots are generations-deep in Harrison County, Kentucky. She fished in the summer, and skated the same ponds in winter. She learned trees and birds, country roads, cream pies, junior league basketball, and villages from Leesburg to the Claysville Store. Her first job was pushing popcorn at the Rohs Opera House.
From 2000 to 2004, Evan studied Anthropology at University of Kentucky. After school, she stayed to advocate for local entrepreneurs and for fair trade for Guatemalan women. For a while in America's Lowcountry, she worked for the Preservation Society of Charleston, SC. But the lure of the night sky ultimately drew her back to her Harrison County home.
Recently Evan organized the Bluegrass Birding Festival for Wild Birds Unlimited of Lexington. But you often can find her on the old tobacco setter, recently adapted for her brother's first crop of Harrison County hemp. She hikes the hills of Devil's Backbone keeping field notes of area birds, trees, and fungi. Evan is of the place. And she's committed to memorizing the images and the stories and the place that is Harrison County's living history.