Our Staff

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 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

Lizzie Gill

Lizzie Gill

Local Foods Specialist

Expertise

Crops, Organic Crops, Local Food, 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

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

Livestock, Soil Health

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

Kara Kroeger

Kara Kroeger

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

Business Planning and Marketing, Livestock, Local Foods, Soil Health

Colin Mitchell

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

Crops, Livestock, Organic Livestock, Local Food, Policy, Soil Health

Gulf States Region

Felicia Bell

Felicia Bell

Gulf States Regional Director

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

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

Northeast Region

Andy Pressman

Northeast Regional Director and Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Expertise

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

Lee Rinehart

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

Leadership

Devona Bell

Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Communities Program Director

Expertise:

AG Marketing, Soil Health, Organic Livestock, Local Foods, Food Equity, Public Policy