As part of a land-grant university, Extension is an important component of our work. We strive to serve our community, the commonwealth, nation, and the world at large with our Extension and outreach programs. Below is a list of faculty with Extension appointments and the areas of their work.

Faculty Extension Interests

Mike Ellerbrock Community vitality, natural resources, and K-12 economic education
Gustavo Ferreira Value added marketing, specialty crops, grain storage and distribution, wine economics and agritourism
Gordon Groover Farm business management, risk management, enterprise budgets, land use taxation, farm transitions
Dan Kauffman Seafood marketing, coastal communities, market opportunities for aquaculture, seafood market regulation
Kimberly L. Morgan Grower direct sales, market maker, diversification strategy, production costs analysis, product pricing, fruit and vegetable marketing.
Jim Pease Farm policy, resource economics, rural development economics, farm management
Martha Walker Community Viability

Kohl Centre

The Kohl Centre has a dual mission: (1) To provide clients from agribusiness and other sectors of the economy with business, financial, marketing and management advice, using the resources of VT students and faculty, in the entrepreneurial spirit of Dr. Dave Kohl; and (2) To facilitate action-oriented, immersive professional development project opportunities for student teams in response to identified clientele needs. For more information visit and contact Kim Morgan.


Every faculty member is involved with outreach. For more information about their work please visit their individual pages