Adam Downing

Forest Farming, Wood Energy, Trees for Energy Conservation June 13, 2014 Print Friendly and PDF

Since 2001 Adam has worked as the Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agent serving Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Northern District, a 28 county area from the Shenandoah Valley to Northern Virginia to Fredericksburg and Charlottesville.  His professional expertise is in providing informal education regarding forestry and natural resources to address current issues in rural, urban, and rural/urban interface areas to home & landowners, professionals, decision-makers, and the general public.  His mission is to enable people to make best decisions regarding the forest & natural resources, within their realm of influence, resulting in environmentally sustainable management, growth, and quality of life for that person and that community.

Before his appointment with Virginia Cooperative Extension, Adam served Northwest Pennsylvania as an extension forester with Penn State.  Prior to joining the “extension family,” Adam volunteered with the United States Peace Corps in Kenya as an agro-forestry extension agent.  He has also worked as an Assistant Service Forester with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.  Adam holds a B.S. Degree in Forestry from Purdue University and a M.S. Degree in Forest Resources from Penn State University.

Contact Information

Adam K. Downing, Extension Agent
Forestry & Natural Resources - Northern Region
Virginia Cooperative Extension, Madison County
War Memorial Building, 2nd floor, Main St.
P.O. Box 10; Madison, VA  22727
Phone: 540-948-6881  Fax: 540-948-6883
E-mail: adowning@vt.edu
http://offices.ext.vt.edu/madison

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