Amber Vallotton, Fresh Produce Food Safety Team Coordinator, Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE)

M.S New Mexico State University, 2005

B.S. New Mexico State University, 1995

Interest Areas: Providing comprehensive food safety programming from farm to fork

Amber is the Coordinator for the VCE Fresh Produce Food Safety Team, an interdisciplinary team comprised of VCE specialists and agents.  Amber supports statewide on-farm food safety programming by training and assisting VCE agents in their delivery of education to produce growers, including the development of educational food safety materials.  As the interface between research and extension outreach, she also is strengthening capacity through the formation of a statewide on-farm food safety advisory group, the development of a multi-user website, the creation of a marketing plan, and the exploration of funding opportunities.