Jeremy Daubert, Field Coordinator, Virginia Tech

Jeremy Daubert was raised on a Brown Swiss dairy farm in Pennsylvania. He then attended Virginia Tech and obtained a B.S. degree in Dairy Science and a Master of Natural Resources 
Upon graduation, Jeremy was a herdsman for several large dairy farms.  He and his wife Becky then owned and operated STOX Dairy farm.  Then Jeremy managed a 250 cow, 4 robot milking facility and methane digester. In 2013, he moved to Dayton, VA with his family and began working for Virginia Cooperative Extension as the Rockingham County ANR Dairy Extension Agent. In his position as extension agent, Jeremy provides educational support to dairy producers in Virginia. Contact him at

Tony Edwards, Field Coordinator, Virginia State University

James T.  (Tony) Edwards is the veteran coordinator for the Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP) at Virginia State University. He served 27 plus years in the United States Army. Tony attended Lincoln University of Missouri in Jefferson City, where he received a degree in agriculture and his commission in the U.S. Army on May 13, 1973. Tony received his Masters Degree in Logistics Management from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan.  He has been with VSU for 3 years. He has been married 44 years to Shirley M. Edwards.  They have three children (LTC. James T. Edwards Jr., Kellee N. Briggs, Brittany A. Schmid) and four grandchildren. Contact him at

Garland Mason, Program Co-Director, Virginia Tech

Garland Mason has been involved in agriculture and food systems work since 2006. She studied animal science as an undergraduate at Cornell University and she holds a master's degree in Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education from Virginia Tech. She spent four years working in local food system development and beginning farmer training in Vermont and spent two years serving in Nepal as a food security volunteer with the Peace Corps. Garland has experience working on a diverse array of farms and production systems, working with both livestock and crop production. Garland now serves as the program coordinator and a co-director of AgrAbility Virginia. She is also an associate with the Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation at Virginia Tech. Contact her at

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