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Karen Anderson
NOFA-NJ, 33 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-6848
Fax: 609-737-2366
Email: kanderson@nofanj.org
Expertise: Broad knowledge of organic production, management, certification, and marketing

Tom Basden
1060 Agricultural Sciences Bldg, PO Box 6108 WVU Morgantown WV 26506-6108
304-293-6131 ext 4210
Fax: 304-293 6954
Email: tom.basden@mail.wvu.edu
Website: http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/faculty/basden.htm
Expertise: Nutrient Management Planning, Integrated Crop Management, Manure management, Best Management Practices, Water Quality

Peter Bonome
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, District Conservationist, 60 Quaker Lane, Suite 46, Warwick, RI 02886
401 822 8824
Fax: 401 828-0433
Email: Peter.Bonome@ri.usda.gov
Expertise: Implemetation of Conservation Practices, wetland regulations, federal programs, tranistion to Organic agriculture

Jerry Brunetti
Agri-Dynamics, PO Box 735 Easton, PA 18042
610-250-9280
Fax: 610-250-0935
Email: jbrunetti@agri-dynamics.com
Website: www.agri-dynamic.com
Expertise: Dairy, soils, forages, other livestock

William B Bryan
Division of Plant & Soil Sciences
304-293-6256
Fax: 304-293-2960
Email: wbryan@wvu.edu
Website: http://www.caf.wvu.edu/plsc/organic/
Expertise: Pasture, sheep, cattle, small farm, wheat, forage soybeans

Brian Caldwell
180 Walding Lane, Spencer, NY 14883
607-564-1060
Fax: 607-564-1060
Email: education@nofany.org
Website: www.nofany.org
Expertise: Broad knowledge of organic production, management, certification, and marketing

Peter Carey
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County, 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd, Liberty, NY 12754
845 292 6180
Fax: 845 292-2154
Email: pjc26@cornell.edu
Expertise: Field Crops, Weeds, Soil

Anita Cassard
415 Warren Hall, Cornell University - FarmNet, Ithaca, NY, 14853-7801
Email: AmaCa@aol.com
Expertise: Vegetables, Fruits, Goats, Management and Planning, Labor, Finances and Marketing.

Thomas Clark
1900 Kanawha Blvd E. Charleston, WV 25305
304.558.2210
Fax: 304.558.2270
Email: tclark@ag.state.wv.us
Expertise: Marketing Specialist-Horticulture with the West Virginia Dept. of Agriculture's Marketing & Development Division. Among other things I serve as an advisor to the Dept. for any issue regarding the National Organic Program.

John Cleary
NOFA-VT, PO Box 697, Richmond, VT 05489
802-434-4122
Fax: 802-434-4154
Email: vof@nofavt.org
Website: www.nofavt.org
Expertise: Organic Certification and Standards; General information about organic farming and farmers in Vermont

Sam Comstock
157 Old Guilford Rd. #4, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3669
802-257-7967, 800-278-5480 (In-state)
Fax: 802-257-0112
Email: Sam.Comstock@uvm.edu
Website: http://www.uvm.edu/livestock
Expertise: Beef, livestock

William Curran
Crop and Soil Sciences, Penn State University, 210 ASI Bldg, University Park, PA 16802
814-863-1014
Fax: 814-863-7043
Email: wcurran@psu.edu
Website: www.weeds.psu.edu
Expertise: Weed management

Carol Delaney
UVM, 270 Main Street, 200B Terrill Hall, Burlington, VT 05405
802-656-0915
Fax: 802-656-8196
Email: carol.delaney@uvm.edu
Website: www.uvm.edu/~susagctr
Expertise: Dairy and livestock

Mohamed Dhinbbil
305 Skiff Street, North Haven, CT 06473-4451
203-407-3159
Fax: 203-407-3176
Email: Mohamed.Dhinbil@uconn.edu
Expertise: Vegetables- Growing Vegetables in community gardens and back yard gardens

Katherine DiMatteo
PO Box 547, Greenfield, MA 01302
413-774-7511, ext. 17
Fax: 413-774-6432
Email: info@ota.com
Website: www.ota.com
Expertise: Broad knowledge of organic production and processing standards, certification, trends and statistics on organic, and market information - domestic and international

Toni Ditommaso
903 Bradfield Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
607-254-4702
Fax: 607-255-8615
Email: ad97@cornell.edu
Expertise: Weed management

Laurie Drinkwater
134 Plant Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
607-255-9408
Fax: 607-255-0599
Email: led24@cornell.edu
Expertise: Soil organic matter management

Robert Durgy
24 Hyde Ave., Vernon, CT 06066
860-870-6935
Fax: 860-875-0220
Email: Robert.Durgy@uconn.edu
Expertise: Vegetables, Field Corn, Soil Fertility, Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Kathryn Evans
PO Box 1209, 100 Eaton Street, Morrisville, New York 13408
315-684-3001 x105
Fax: 315-684-9290
Email: kbe4@cornell.edu
Expertise: Dairy, crops

Christopher (Chris) Fullerton
Tuscarora Organic Growers Co-op, HCR 71 Box 168-B, Hustontown, PA 17229
814-448-2173
Fax: 814-448-2333
Email: chris@tog.coop
Website: www.tog.coop
Expertise: Marketing, cooperative development

Steve Gilman
130 Ruckytucks Rd., Stillwater, NY 12170
518-583-4613
Email: shg7@cornell.edu
Expertise: Vegetable growing systems

Daniel Gilrein
Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center, 3059 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901-1098
631-727-3595
Fax: 631-727-3611
Email: dog1@cornell.edu
Expertise: Vegetable insect pest management

Vern Grubinger
UVM Extension, 157 Old Guilford Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-257-7967 ext. 13
Fax: 802-257-0112
Email: vernon.grubinger@uvm.edu
Expertise: Vegetable and Beery Production, cover crops, marketing

David T. Handley
Highmoor Farm, P.O. Box 179, Monmouth, ME 04259
207-933-2100
Fax: 207-933-4646
Email: dhandley@umext.maine.edu
Expertise: Commercial small fruit and vegetable production, integrated pest management

Wayne D. Harrifeld
USDA - Risk Management Agency, Raleigh Regional Office, 4406 Bland Road, Suite 160, Raleigh, NC 27609
919-875-4880
Fax: 919-875-4915
Email: wayne.harrifeld@rma.usda.gov
Website: www.rma.usda.gov
Expertise: Crop insurance coverage for organic crops

Mena Hautau
Penn State Cooperative Extension-Berks County, PO Box 520, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Leesport, PA 19533-0520
610-378-1327
Fax: 610-378-7961
Email: mmh10@psu.edu
Website: http://berks.extension.psu.edu/
Expertise: Agronomic crops and soils, grazing management

Ann Hazelrigg
Plant Diagnostic Clinic, Hills Building, University of Vermont, Burlington,VT, 05405
802-656-0493
Fax: 802-656-4656
Email: ann.hazelrigg@uvm.edu
Website: http://pss.uvm.edu/pd/pdc/index.html
Expertise: Plant diseases

Ruth Hazzard
413-545-3696
Fax: 413-545-5858
Email: rhazzard@umext.umass.edu
Expertise: Vegetable insect pest management

Joseph Heckman
Plant Biology & Pathology Department, Rutgers University, 59 Dudley Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520 732-932-9711 ext 119
Fax: 732-932-9441
Email: heckman@aesop.rutgers.edu
Expertise: Soil fertility, history of organic farming

Paul Hughes
USDA NRCS, 967 Illinois Ave., Bangor, ME 04401
207-990-9562
Fax: 207-990-9599
Email: paul.hughes@me.usda.gov
Expertise: Soil and water conservation practices, nutrient management plans, grazing and pastures

Mark Hutchinson
377 Manktown Road Waldoboro, ME 04572
207-832-0343
Email: markh@umext.maine.edu
Expertise: Soil health, cover crops and weed management

Sue Ellen Johnson
NESFI, 275 Jackson St., Belchertown, MA 01007
413-323-4531
Fax: 413-323-9594
Email: sejohnson@smallfarm.org
Website: http://www.smallfarm.org
Expertise: Beginning and sustainable small scale farms

Sarah Johnston
PO Box 880, Cobleskill, NY 12043
518-922-7937
Fax: 518-922-7646
Email: sljds@acmenet.net
Expertise: Broad knowledge of organic production, management, certification, and marketing

Kevin Kaija
USDA NRCS, 28 Farmvu Drive, White River Junction, VT 05001
802 295 1662 ext 23
Fax: 802 296-3654
Email: Kevin.kaija@vt.usda.gov
Website: www.vt.nrcs.usda.gov
Expertise: Grazing, soils, plant materials, paradigm shift

Rick Kersbergen
992 Waterville RD, Waldo, Maine 04915
207-342-5971
Fax: 207-342-4229
Email: richardk@umext.maine.edu
Expertise: Dairy nutrition, pasture management, forage crops, manure management, soil quality

Daniel Kluchinski
Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 88 Lipman Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525
732.932.5000 x590
Fax: 732.932.6633
Email: kluchinski@rce.rutgers.edu
Website: www.rce.rutgers.edu
Expertise: Field and forage crop production, leaf composting and mulching, organic soybean production and weed control, cover crops and green manures

Michael Lynch
USDA-NRCS, 10 Ferry St., Unit 312, Concord, NH 03301-5081
603-223-6021
Fax: 603-223-6030
Email: michael.lynch@nh.usda.gov
Expertise: Dairy, beef, erosion control

Tom McCutcheon
WVU Extension Service, 26 Commerce Dr., Morgantown, WV 26501
304-291-7201
Fax: 304-291-7202
Email: Tom.McCutcheon@mail.wvu.edu
Expertise: Entomology and Pest Control

Meg McGrath
Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center, 3059 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901-1098
631-727-3595
Fax: 631-727-3611
Email: mtm3@cornell.edu
Website: http://ppathw3.cals.cornell.edu/ppath/facultyinfo/McGrath.html
Expertise: Vegetable disease management

Charles (Chuck) Mitchell
USDA/NRCS 109 Professional Drive Morrisville, Vt. 05661
802-888-4965 x12
Fax: 802-888-8901
Email: charles.mitchell@vt.usda.gov
Expertise: Soil quality, erosion control, buffer design and installation,streambank, stabilization, grazing system design and installation

Dale Moyer
Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center, 3059 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901-1098
631-727-3595
Fax: 631-727-3611
Email: ddm4@cornell.edu
Expertise: Vegetable production

Marvin Pritts
Dept. of Horticulture, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 14853
607-255-1778
Fax: 607-255-0599
Email: mpp3@cornell.edu
Website: www.hort.cornell.edu/pritts
Expertise: Berry crops

Anu Rangarajan
134 Plant Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
607-255-1780
Fax: 607-255-0599
Email: ar47@cornell.edu
Expertise: Vegetable production

Laura Romaneo
Extension Educator, Agriculture, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension (Worcester County), P.O. Box 219, Snow Hill, MD 21863
410 632-1972
Fax: 410 632-3023
Email: LRomaneo@umd.edu
Expertise: Field research dealing with ethnic and traditional vegetables, transition systems

Ginny Rosenkranz
PO Box 1836 Salisbury, MD 21802
410-749-6141 ext 106
Fax: 410-548-5126
Email: rosnkrnz@umd.edu
Expertise: Vegetables, landscapes

Paul Salon
USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center, 3266A RT 352, Corning, NY 14830
607-562-8404
Fax: 607-562-8516
Email: Paul.Salon@ny.usda.gov
Expertise: Cover cropping in field crops

Marianne Sarrantonio
University of Maine, 102 Deering Hall, Orono, ME 04469
207-581-2913
Email: marianne2@maine.edu
Expertise: Cover crops

Sonia Schloemann
25 West Experiment Station/UMass, Amherst, MA 01003
413-545-4347
Fax: 413-577-3820
Email: sgs@umext.umass.edu
Website: www.umass.edu/fruitadvisor
Expertise: Small Fruit Production and Pest Management

Bill Sciarappa
Rutgers Cooperative Extension Research and Extension
4000 Kozloski Road, Box 5033, Freehold, NJ 07728
732-431-7260
Fax: 732-409-4813
Email: sciarappa@rcre.rutgers.edu
Website: www.rcre.rutgers.edu
Expertise: Organic Blueberry production, Pest Management, Other Horticultural Crops

Andy Senesac
Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center, 3059 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901-1098
631-727-3595
Fax: 631-727-3611
Email: afs2@cornell.edu
Expertise: Weed management

Tony Shelton
NYSAES, P.O.Box 462, 630 Castle St., Geneva NY 14456
315 787-2352
Fax: 315 787-2326
Email: ams5@cornell.edu
Expertise: Vegetable insect pest management

Eric Sideman
31 Anson Road, Greene, Maine 04236
207 946 4402
Fax: 207 946 4402
Email: esideman@mofga.org
Website: www.mofga.org
Expertise: Vegetable production, weed, pest and diseas management, green manures, organic soil husbandry

Victoria M. Smith
NH Dept of Agriculture, Markets & Food, PO Box 2042, Concord, NH, 03302-2042
603-271-3685
Fax: 603-271-1109
Email: vsmith@agr.state.nh.us
Website: www.agriculture.nh.us
Expertise: Organic Certification, organic inspection, organic crop production-vegetable, flowers,herbs, etc.

Kimberly Stoner
Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station, PO Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504
203-974-8480
Fax: 203-974-8502
Email: kimberly.stoner@po.state.ct.us
Expertise: Vegetable insect pest management

Emilie Swackhammer
Penn State Cooperative Extension
4184 Dorney Park Rd.
Allentowm PA 18104
610-391-9840
Email: exs33@psu.edu


Steve Vanek
Plant Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
607-255-9911
Email: sjv2@cornell.edu
Expertise: Sustainable organic production methods

Donald C. Weber
Research Entomologist, USDA, ARS, PSI, Insect Biocontrol Laboratory, Bldg. 011A, Rm. 107, BARC-West, Beltsville, MD 20705
301.504.5689
Fax: 301.504.5104
Email: weberd@ba.ars.usda.gov
Website: http://www.barc.usda.gov/psi/ibl/dw.htm
Expertise: Researcher focusing on management of agricultural insect pests, especially beetles, with biological, cultural, and other sustainable techniques

Ray R Weil
Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape Architecture, 1103 H. J. Patterson Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, Md 20742
301 405 1314
Fax: 301 314 9041
Email: rw17@umail.umd.edu
Website: http://www.agnr.umd.edu/users/nrsl/faculty/weil.htm
Expertise: Soil management, soil organic matter, soil fertility, soil ecology, cover crops, no-till

Matthew S. Williams
P.O Box 8 Houlton, Me 04730
207 532 6548
Fax: 207 532 6549
Email: mattw@umext.maine.edu
Expertise: Small grains

Alice Wise
Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center, 3059 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901-1098
631-727-3595
Fax: 631-727-3611
Email: avw1@cornell.edu
Expertise: Grape production