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Chelsea Graves, Dining Services Student Farm Manager, Interdisciplinary Studies Major, at Virginia Tech Kentland Farms


Bob Jacobus


Bob has had a rich career filled with a number of experiences that intersect with food production,
environmental planning, and economic development. He has supported his community by helping
groups apply for development grants and manages compliance for state and federal grants. Bob
speaks to the importance of keeping the momentum up with long-term community projects and
a champion who can carry the work through. He sees the need for better fresh food aggregation in
West Virginia to help small farmers move their product to markets.

Here’s a link to Bob’s full narrative: Bob Jacobus


Keywords: aggregation and distribution, community development, West Virginia, grant writing, farmer’s markets

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