Biographical Information A native of Pennsylvania, Dave received both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Agronomy from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. His early employment included two and half years as supervisor of the Virginia Tech Extension Soil Fertility Lab followed by 13 years with the Baltimore Farm Credit District in various lending and human resources positions. Since 1988 he has been with the University of Maryland Extension as an Extension Educator; receiving tenure in 1994. The first five years he served in Anne Arundel County followed by his present position in Baltimore County. He works with a variety of educational, crop production, environmental and land use issues with farmers, landowners and governmental agencies.