Stefano Rumi, JS '18, helps expand the footprint of Babylon Micro-Farms, a new undergraduate-led company

May 5, 2017

Stefano Rumi, the Reginald S. and Julia W. Fleet Foundation Scholar, is a sociology and social entrepreneurship double-major who is putting his coursework to practical use at Babylon Micro-Farms, an undergraduate-led startup. Babylon Micro-Farms uses an innovative form of hydroponic farming to make organic produce accessible to all at a low cost. Read about how the vision and foresight of Stefano and a handful of undergraduates could change the way we view “farm to table” in this recent UVA Today article.


Stefano Rumi

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