Extension Field Specialist, Food & Agriculture
Heather joined the team in Grafton County in 2009 and while her agricultural background is in fruit and vegetable production she also has a strong interest in local food systems, the concerns of diversified farms and sustainable agricultural development. Heather uses a combination of one on one consultations, educational programs, twilight meetings and on-farm research to provide outreach to farmers.
Heather was born and raised in Maine and after college she spent nearly 6 years in Madagascar, first as a Peace Corps Volunteer and later as a Project Manager with a non-profit international development organization teaching women to build energy efficient stoves. Her experience helped her better understand the role of food security in a society and she eventually returned to the US to continue her education in agriculture. Her graduate work focused on the hybrid mulch system which uses a combination of plastic and living mulches in commercial vegetable production. Heather believes agricultural development is a continuous process in every country and enjoys working with those who are developing agriculture here at home.
- B.S. Natural Resources, Cornell University
- M.S. Plant Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine
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