Tricia & Scott Wagner manage Yellow Wood Farms, LLC with their sons Henry, 12, and Oliver, 4. We raise approximately 23 acres of vegetables, berries, and fruit trees. Tricia and Scott spent several years working with underserved communities in St. Louis providing access to produce and trees to those in need of them.
Tricia received her undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University. After college she interned for a farm magazine and then on a diversified organic farm in West Virginia in 1995.
In 1996 she moved back home to Missouri, bought a farm on the Courtois creek near Steelville and started her own small organic market farm. Tricia received a Masters in Ecological Agriculture while independently researching sustainable agriculture production practices. Five years later she went into sustainable agriculture education. First with the Wyman Center, and onto Gateway Greening, Inc. and finally with University of Missouri Extension as a local food specialist on a Kellogg Community Food Systems grant. Toward the end of the grant Tricia and her family moved to Hermann to start commercially farming again. She still remains active in the educational community by serving on State, Regional and National boards for SARE (Sustainable, Agricultural Research, and Education) programs.
Scott grew up in Wisconsin and received his BS in Urban Forestry from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. After graduating he joined the Peace Corps and was stationed in Albania working on reforestation projects. Upon the completion of his service he had various positions in the urban forestry and nursery industries until settling in St. Louis where he worked as Program Manager for Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, a statewide urban reforestation nonprofit. While at Forest ReLeaf he met a beautiful woman and gave her free trees to plant in community gardens. After seven years with Forest ReLeaf Scott and Tricia now married with children, moved to their farm outside of Hermann and began growing vegetables and raising their family.