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The center is supported by a number of people including members of our Center Team and Advisory Group.

Team

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

Garland Mason

Garland Mason, Center Associate
Coordinator of AgrAbility Virginia
Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education
Virginia Tech
garlandm@vt.edu

Katie Trozzo

Katie Trozzo, Center Associate
Food Systems Network and Outreach Specialist
Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education
Virginia Tech
ketrozzo@vt.edu
(540) 231-4582

Justice Madden

Justice Madden, Center Graduate Fellow for Outreach
George Washington Carver Scholar
Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education
Virginia Tech jmad10@vt.edu

 

Kasey Owen Henry

Kasey Owen Henry, Center Graduate Fellow
Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Civic Agriculture and Food Systems Pathways Minor
Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education
Virginia Tech kasey14@vt.edu
 

Advisory Board

CL Bohannon

C.L. Bohannon
Associate Director, School of Architecture + Design
Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture
Faculty Principal, Leadership and Social Change Residential College
Virginia Tech

Bradley Copenhaver

Bradley Copenhaver
Commissioner, Virginia Deparmtent of Agriculture and Consumer Services
vdacs.virginia.gov

Bill Crutchfield

William A. Crutchfield
Director
Small Farm Outreach Program
Virginia State University
VSU Small Farm Outreach Program

Dan Goerlich

Daniel Goerlich
Associate Director
Economy, Community, and Food
Virginia Cooperative Extension

Ellington Graves

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

Kathy Hosig

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

Janine Parker Woods

Janine Parker Woods
Associate Administrator
Cooperative Extension
Virginia State University
VCE Profile
 

Sara Santa  Cruz

Sara Santa Cruz
Virginia Food Access Investment Fund Coordinator
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Nicole Shuman

Nicole Shuman
Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent
Goochland County
Virginia Cooperative Extension

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