People of the Virginia Soil Health Coalition

The Virginia Soil Health Coalition is a broad network of diverse partners working to promote soil health across the commonwealth. We invite any organization that support our vision, mission, and common ground principles to share their logo as partners of the Coalition. 

The Coalition is guided by a Steering Committee of soil health leaders across the commonwealth. The Steering Committee helps foster connections throughout the state, provides guidance and direction, and helps move forward strategies of the Coalition. 

Steering Committee

Eric Bendfeldt, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Kristen Hughes-Evans, Sustainable Chesapeake

Mike Kane, Piedmont Environmental Council

Dr. Rory Maguire, Virginia Tech, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Robert Shoemaker, VA Department of Conservation and Recreation

Becky Szarzynski, Virginia Forage and Grassland Council

Dr. Wade Thomason, Virginia Tech, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Kendall Tyree, VA Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Brent Wills, Virginia Association of Biological Farming

 

Advisors

Chris Lawrence, VA NRCS

Partners

Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley

American Farmland Trust

Appalachian Sustainable Development

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Common Grain Alliance

Equity Ag

Foodshed Capital

Ferrum College of Agriculture

Mountains to Bay Grazing Alliance

Piedmont Environmental Council

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE)

Soil and Water Conservation Society, Virginia Chapter

Sustainable Chesapeake

Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation District

Virginia Agribusiness Council

Virginia Association of Biological Farming

Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Virginia Farm Bureau

Virginia Forage and Grassland Council

Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Service

Virginia State University College of Agriculture

Virginia Tech Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation

Virginia Tech School of Plant & Environmental Science

Wills Soil & Stream

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