Virginia Farm to Table Team

The Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ (CALS) Farm to Table Team helped to facilitate the research and development process of the Virginia Farm to Table Plan in close collaboration with the Virginia Food System Council and its participating organizations, The University of Virginia, and other community partners. The research and plan development involved conducting listening sessions, summits, focus groups, an online survey; reviewing literature; and compiling secondary data. The CALS Virginia Farm to Table Team included the following faculty:

Eric Bendfeldt, Extension Specialist, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Crystal Tyler-Mackey, Extension Specialist, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Matt Benson, PhD Student, Virginia Tech (VT) Department of Agricultural and Extension Education

Susan Clark, Associate Professor, VT Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise

Joe Eifert, Associate Professor, VT Department of Food Science and Technology

Jonah Fogel, Extension Specialist, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Gordon Groover, Associate Professor, VT Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics

Lisa Hightower, PhD Student, VT Department of Agricultural and Extension Education

Steven Hodges, Professor, VT Department Crop and Soil Environmental Science

Francie Kennedy, Farm to Table Project Coordinator, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Kenner Love, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Theresa Nartea, Extension Specialist, Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia State University

Kim Niewolny, Assistant Professor, VT Department of Agricultural and Extension Education

Jactone A. Ogejo, Associate Professor, VT Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Elena Serrano, Associate Professor, VT Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise

Amber Vallotton, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Pete Ziegler, Research Assistant Professor, VT Department of Food Science and Technology

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