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


Kelli Scott


Kelli Scott is an Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Agent with Virginia Cooperative Extension, Montgomery County. She stresses the importance of having good and devoted collaborators and also building a critical mass within the community. She sees relationships as the key to success. Kelli is working towards strengthening the regional food system for […]

Kristin McCartney


Kristin’s extension role is centered on providing nutrition leadership and expertise to families across the state of West Virginia. She believes in building food, health, and farming connections to help transform the communities in which she works. Kristin is also involved in the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition as the chairperson of […]

Garland Mason


Garland Mason is a graduate research assistant in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership and Community Education and currently works for the Appalachian Foodshed Project. Her passion lies in the development of rural areas through agriculture. She points out that building communication and trust with stakeholders is essential in the work of community food […]