Bobby L. Wilson

John Liu

Bobby L. Wilson, owner of Metro Atlanta Urban Farm (MAUF), shares a mission and a vision that focuses on agricultural education and recruitment, access to locally grown fresh food for marginalized and underserved communities, youth socio-emotional development, increasing representation in the sciences of those who historically have been underrepresented, and providing a community and therapeutic gardening program for seniors. Bobby is a member of the Urban Agriculture Innovative Production Federal Advisory Committee.  He recently served as a first-time Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) on a national research project, the NOISE Project, in collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Celebrate Urban Birds, and the National Science Foundation (NSF). He is co-author of several publications, including Understanding the Impact of Equitable Collaborations between Science Institutions and Community-Based Organizations: Improving Science through Community-Led Research, and is a 2022 Featured CNN Hero.
Metro Atlanta Urban Farm (MAUF) is a 501(c)3 organization that is committed to improving the quality of life for residents in College Park, GA, specifically, and throughout Metro Atlanta. For the past thirteen years, Bobby L. Wilson has run a successful certified naturally grown urban farm operation in the city of College Park. 

Plenary Speaker

Sustainability and Responsible Stewardship: Preserving a Legacy of Clean Air, Clean Water, and Clean Soil for the Generations that Follow

Bobby L. Wilson is a veteran farmer of more than 30 years.  He shares his journey of teaching marginalized and underserved communities to feed themselves well using sustainable practices and responsible stewardship on a 5-acre certified naturally grown farm operation.  Metro Atlanta Urban Farm (MAUF) is an informal educational STEM area that promotes the FUNdamentals of research to motivate and inspire the next generation to not only see themselves in the sciences, but to pursue agricultural education and careers in agricultural science.