Ian Ater ended up in the North Country in 2001 where he attended Plattsburgh State to study Environmental Science. A native to Rochester, he tried his suburban hand at milking cows during the 2003 season at a little organic dairy farm, Clover Mead Farm, that specializes in artisanal cheeses. Four years later, he found himself madly in love with farm life and found it impossible to envision going anywhere else or working another job. When Ian teamed up with the owner of Manzini Farms, Marco Turco, the Fledging Crow came to life. Having only managed one acre of vegetables at Clover Mead, Ian quickly found himself scrambling for every veggie trick in the book in order to handle the larger Fledging Crow Vegetable operation. Ian is joined on the farm by his partner Jessica, and his daughter Amaya. He hopes to continue the positivity and production thus created. His favorite past-times are drinking coffee, pulling the perfecta II cultivator and hanging out with his little girl, especially when they have time to paint their walls, trim, and entryway with bright colors.