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Sarah Weaver Sharpe

Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Sarah Weaver Sharpe currently serves as the Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent with a focus in local foods and horticulture. While she is housed in Greene County, she will also serve Albemarle, Fluvanna, and Louisa counties.

Sarah grew up in Madison County on her family's pork, beef, hay, and row crop farm. She has personal experience in the local foods movement as she has been attending farmers markets on Saturday mornings for 20 years and has seen the local foods movement grow and explode. She is very passionate about helping producers start businesses and break into the local foods movement as well as helping to educate consumers about how food is grown and the production methods utilized.

Sarah comes into this position with extension experience- she grew up in 4-H in Madison County, participated as an intern for two summers in both 4-H and Ag and served as a 4-H Program Educator in Orange County for 4 years.

She also has experience starting and running small businesses as she started a pick-your-own pumpkin patch on her family's farm when she graduated from college.

Education and Degrees

B.S. Animal and Poultry Sciences- Livestock Production; 2010, Virginia Tech

Work Experience

Extension Agent, Local Foods and Horticulture, January 2016- Present, Greene County

4-H Program Educator, Orange County 4-H, January 2012-January 2016

Conservation Technician, Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District, July-December 2011