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Eric S Bendfeldt

Extension Specialist, Community Viability

MS, BS, BA


Education and Degrees

M.S., Forestry 1999, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia. Thesis Title: Dynamics and Characterization of Organic Matter in Mine Soils 16 Years after Amendment with Topsoil, Sawdust, and Sewage Sludge.

B.S., Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences 1997, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

B.A., History 1987, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

 

Work Experience

2005 - Lecturer - Extension Specialist, Community Viability, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Northern District Office, Harrisonburg, Virginia

2003: Lecturer - Extension Agent, Environmental Sciences, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County Office, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

1999: Lecturer - Associate Extension Agent, Environmental Sciences, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County Office, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

1997: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Forestry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

1996: Research Technician, Turfgrass Research Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

1988: Agriculturalist/Community Development Coordinator, Mennonite Central Committee, the relief and development agency of the Mennonite Church, Tanzania, East Africa.

 

Professional Associations

Virginia Association of Agricultural Extension Agents

Virginia Forage and Grassland Council

 

Awards

2008 Virginia Agribusiness Council's Extension Service Award 

2005 Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Andy Swiger Land Grant Award

2002 American Society of Agronomy Certificate of Excellence for Educational Materials

2001 Virginia Association of Agricultural Extension Agents Communication Award

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    Harrisonburg, VA 22801