Deborah Walton has owned and managed her own 28-acre diversified farm and ranch for 15 years. She raises 4 acres of mixed vegetables, 10 acres of heirloom grains, cashmere goats, and chickens for eggs. She pioneered the use of Babydoll Southdown sheep for grazing organic vineyards and orchards. She is a member and former Board member of Sonoma County Farm Trails, the North Coast Heritage Grain Alliance, and Santa Rosa Junior College Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Committee. She has been an invited speaker on various agriculture topics at Eco-Farm and the California Small Farm Conference.