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Kim Niewolny

Kim Niewolny, Director
Associate Professor, Community Education and Development
Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education
Virginia Tech
niewolny@vt.eu

Eric Bendfeldt

Eric Bendfeldt, Associate Director
Extension Specialist, Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems
Community Viability Program
Virginia Cooperative Extension
ebendfel@vt.edu

Joyce Latimer

Joyce Latimer, Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems (CLRFS) Program Team Convener
Professor and Extension Specialist
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Virginia Tech
jlatime@vt.edu

 

Garland Mason

Garland Mason, Center Associate
Coordinator of AgrAbility Virginia
Virginia Tech
garlandm@vt.edu

Katie Trozzo

Katie Trozzo, Center Associate
Coordinator, Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program
Virginia Tech
ketrozzo@vt.edu
(540) 231-4582

Advisory Board

Jeanette Abi-Nader

Jeanette Abi-Nader
Executive Director, City Schoolyard Garden and 
Member, Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative

Dominic Barrett

Dominic Barrett
Executive Director, Shalom Farms
Virginia Food Systems Council

CL Bohannon

C.L. Bohannon
Assistant Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture
Virginia Tech
Leadership and Social Change Residential College at Virginia Tech

Jewel Bronaugh

Jewel Bronaugh
Commissioner
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Commonwewalth of Virginia

Leonard Githinji

Leonard Githinji
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
Sustainable & Urban Agriculture
Virginia State University

Ellington Graves

Ellington Graves
Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
Director,Africana Studies Program
Virginia Tech

Bobby Grisso

Robert "Bobby" Grisso
Professor
Biological Systems Engineering
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Virginia Tech

Kathy Hosig

Kathy Hosig
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Population Health Sciences Department
Virginia Tech
Center for Public Health Practice & Research

Max Stephenson

Max Stephenson
Professor and Director of the Institute for Policy and Governance
School of Public and International Affairs
Virginia Tech
Community Change Collaborative