New Montgomery County Agriculture Extension Agent! – NRVN News

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Meredith Hoggatt is initially from Draper, VA the place she grew up on her household’s cow-calf operation. She acquired her B.S. in Zoology with a focus in Ecology and a minor in Insect Biology from the College of Wyoming in 2012.

After graduating school, Hoggatt returned to Southwest Virginia and labored As a Outcome of the Constructed-in Pest Administration (IPM) and Compliance Coordinator at Purple Photo voltaic Farms in Dublin, VA. There, Hoggatt was Responsible for creating and implementing the IPM method for the 18 acres of tomatoes beneath glass the placeas furtherly aiding Inside The event of the meals safety program and non-GMO and pure certification/compliance.

She returned to Wyoming the place she served As a Outcome of the Greenhouse Coordinator for the UW Williams Conservatory from 2015-2018. This place mixed her ardour for crops, bugs and outreach the placeas sparking her want to work in extension. Following this place, Hoggatt served As a Outcome of the Horticulture Program Coordinator for Campbell County Extension in Gillette, WY.

She relocated again to Draper, VA Collectively with her husband in July of 2020 to be nearer to household and to be extra involved on the household farm. She returned to work for Purple Photo voltaic Farms As a Outcome of their Greenhouse Supervisor/Scholar Coordinator teaching staff in greenhouse manufacturing actions (crop care, deleafing, harvesting) and pest/illness scouting.

Hoggatt is presently Engaged on her M.S. in Natural Assets and hopes To use This knowledge in the direction of encouraging sound agricultural practices to further the success of producers Inside the county.

She would Want to get to know the wants of Montgomery County’s agricultural producers and residents, so Be joyful to contact her On the Montgomery Co. Extension Office at (540)382-5790 or by way of e-mail at [email protected]

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