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Adam Taylor, manager

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Adam Taylor points across a field of tall grass at the Catawba Sustainability Center while speaking at a podium outside.
Adam Taylor

Adam Taylor oversees the 377-acre center and its vital partnerships and projects with the community, university faculty, and others.

Adam came to Virginia Tech in 2016 from the West Virginia Farmers Market Association, a statewide organization in West Virginia, where he worked to support and grow West Virginia’s local food economy through project development and management, stakeholder outreach, and policy change.

Taylor also carried out a two-year assignment with the Peace Corps as a forestry Extension agent in Zambia and a yearlong internship on author Barbara Kingsolver’s 100-plus-acre organic farm, highlighted in the book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life.”

A native of Tazewell, Virginia, Taylor earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Emory and Henry College in 2008 and a master’s degree in agriculture from Oklahoma State in 2014.

James Scott Bristow, farm worker