Cathryn Kloetzli is the Horticulture and Natural Resources Extension Agent for Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Louisa counties. She specializes in commercial horticulture – offering production, business management and marketing support. Her background is in greenhouse and high tunnel production and general Integrated Pest Management techniques. Cathy strives to pool together the tremendous resources, people, enthusiasm and drive found in our counties to strengthen and expand upon the great work in commercial horticulture that is already being done.
Other agents (along with their specialties) who also serve Greene County residents include:
- Carrie Swanson (livestock, pastures and horses)
- John Thompson (small ruminants)
- Charles Rosson (cattle)
- Adam Downing (forestry and natural resources)
- Peter Callan (farm business management)
While viewing the family unit as the cornerstone of a healthy community, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agents and volunteers work in Greene County with a focus on improving wellness for individuals and their families. There are many aspects of overall wellness including nutrition, health, financial management, and family dynamics throughout the life span. As educators, community resources, and links to professionals throughout the community, their goal is to implement effective educational and outreach programs that provide people with the life skills needed to make positive changes, and improve their overall sense of well-being.
FREE Training Opportunities for Infant and Toddler Staff on food safety and sanitation procedures.
American Dietetic Association
Buy Fresh Buy Local
Alliance for Healthier Virginians
Family Album Radio
National Center for Home Food Preservation
Smart Beginnings - Ready for School, Ready for Life
USDA - Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Virginia Agriculture and Food Entrepreneurship Program
Virginia Household Water Quality Program & Virginia Master Well Owner Network
Engaging with Communities
Virginia Cooperative Extension specialists in community viability work with Extension agents, campus-based faculty, organizational partners, communities, and individuals to further opportunity and build capacity in five program areas:
- Leadership & Planning
- Community Enterprise and Resiliency
- Community Food System and Enterprises
- Community Planning
- Emerging Community Issues
Examples of our work include training county elected officials, educating entrepreneurs, facilitating collaborative projects, supporting the growth of community food systems and local economies, enhancing agent skills and community capacity in facilitation and leadership, conducting problem-driven research, and creating publications and tools that address critical community needs.
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