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Field crops:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horticultural crops:

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Livestock:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Management:

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

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

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 253
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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Soil:

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

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

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

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

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

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