ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture Specialists

Western Region

Rex Dufour

Western Regional Director

Expertise:

Ecological Pest Management, Organic Crops, Soil Health

Katherine Favor

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

Crops, Organic Crops, Food Equity, Local Foods, Pest Management, Soil Health

Martin Guerena

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

Crops, Organic Crops, Pest Management, Soil Health

Ann Baier

Ann Baier

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise:

Crops, Organic Crops, Livestock, Organic Livestock, Organic Processing, Soil Health

Omar Rodriquez

Omar Rodriguez

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

Crops, Organic Crops, Food Equity, Livestock, Local Foods, Soil Health

Rocky Mountain West Region

Andrew Coggins

Rocky Mountain West Regional Director

Expertise

Business Planning and Marketing, Crops, Pest Management, Soil Health

Tammy Howard

Horticulture Specialist

Expertise

Business Planning and Marketing, Horticulture, Organic Crops, Food Equity, Local Foods, Pest Management

John Wallace

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

Business Marketing and Planning, Crops, Organic Crops, Farm Energy, Food Equity, Local Foods, Pest Management, Soil Health

Maura Henn

Maura Henn

Community Foods Systems Specialist

Expertise

Local Foods

Jeff Schahczenski

Agriculture and Natural Resource Economist

Expertise

Business Planning and Marketing, Crops, Organic Crops, Organic Livestock, Farm Energy, Local Foods, Policy, Soil Health

Tracy Mumma

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

Livestock, Policy

Justin Morris

Justin Morris

Regenerative Livestock Specialist

Expertise

Livestock, Soil Health

Linda Poole

Linda Poole

Regenerative Grazing Specialist

Expertise

Livestock, Soil Health

Molly Kirkham

Local Foods Specialist

Expertise

Crops, Farm Energy, Food Equity, Local Foods, Pest Management

Southwest Region

Mike Morris, PhD

Southwest Regional Office Director

Expertise

Business Planning and Marketing, Farm Energy, Local Foods, Soil Health

Justin Duncan

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

Crops, Organic Crops

Robert Maggiani

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

Business Planning and Marketing, Crops, Organic Crops, Food Equity, Local Foods, Policy

Darron Gaus

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

Crops, Livestock, Local Foods, Soil Health

Elise Haschke

Climate Smart Agriculture Coordinator

Expertise

Food Equity, Local Foods, Policy, Soil Health

Luzyannet Ballesteros Gonzalez

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

Policy, Soil Health, Communications

Gulf States Region

Rock Woods

Gulf States Regional Office Director
Felicia Bell

Felicia Bell

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise:

Business Planning and Marketing, Food Equity, Livestock, Organic Livestock

Asha Tillman

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

Food Equity, Livestock, Local Foods, Soil Health

Liz Broussard

Food Justice Project Coordinator

Expertise:

Food Equity, Local Foods

Southeast Region

Margo Hale

Southeast Regional Director, Livestock Specialist

Expertise

Business Planning and Marketing, Livestock, Organic Livestock

Robyn Metzger

Armed to Farm Coordinator/Program Specialist

Expertise

Business Planning and Marketing

Linda Coffey

Livestock Specialist

Expertise

Livestock, Organic Livestock

Nina Prater

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist and Outreach Coordinator

Expertise

Livestock, Soil Health, Organic Crops

Guy K. Ames

Sustainable Horticulture Specialist

Expertise:

Crops, Organic Crops, Certified Naturally Grown, Local Foods, Pest Management, Soil Health

Carlos Vences

SARC Project Assistant

Expertise

Small ruminants (dairy goats), poultry, local food economies, food access

Northeast Region

Lee Rinehart

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

Livestock, Organic Livestock, Soil Health

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

Business Planning and Marketing, Crops, Organic Crops, Food Equity, Livestock, Organic Livestock, Local Foods, Pest Management, Soil Health

Christopher Lent

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

Vegetable production, business planning, organic crop certification, high tunnel production

Leadership

Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson

Executive Director
Virginia Kashden

Virginia Kashdan

Chief Operating Officer
Jeff Amerman

Jeff Amerman

Chief Financial Officer

Emilie Ritter

Director of Communications and Development

Expertise

Marketing, Policy, Communications, Multimedia

Jody Krzan

Jody Krzan

Administrative Support Services Director
Stacie Peterson

Stacie Peterson, PhD

Energy Program Director

Expertise

Farm Energy, Energy, Solar, Energy Efficiency, Energy Engineering, Agrivoltaics, Utilities, Energy Auditing, LEED Accreditation

Andy Pressman

Sustainable Agriculture Program Director

Expertise

Business Planning and Marketing, Crops, Organic Crops, Organic Processing, Farm Energy, Food Equity, Livestock, Local Foods, Pest Management, Policy, Soil Health

Cathy Svejkovsky

Publications Director

Expertise

Editing, Writing, Publications, Communications, Multimedia, Website Content