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E. French Price

Overview

French Price is a Value Chain Coordinator with Virginia Cooperative Extension working to enhance farm-to-market connections in the Shenandoah Valley and Northern Piedmont Regions of Virginia as part of a USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service Local Food Promotion Program grant project for area farmers and food businesses. Working closely with Extension colleagues and community partners, French’s main responsibilities are match-making, relationship building, networking, and convening with small to mid-sized producers, aggregators, processors, and buyers to strengthen the region’s food value chain.  

 French has several years of experience with Virginia Cooperative Extension, and has worked previously in tourism and economic development. French is equipped with an Agribusiness degree from Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. She was born and raised in Woodstock, VA blessed by a large and colorful family with agricultural roots. While agriculture taught French that there is always work to be done, her family taught her the importance of taking the time to appreciate the land, our food, and each other. French can be contacted at frenchprice@vt.edu or 540-232-6013.

Expertise

  • Community, Local, and Regional Food Systems
  • Direct Marketing
  • Value Chain Coordination

Education

  • B.S. (2016) Virginia Tech, Agribusiness Management (Magna Cum laude)

Value Chain Coordinator | 2019– present
School of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Harrisonburg, Va.

Tourism & Economic Development Coordinator | 2018-2019
Shenandoah County, Tourism and Economic Development Office. Woodstock, Va.

Farm to Table Coordinator | 2016– 2018
Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and
Virginia Cooperative Extension. Harrisonburg, Va.

  • Farm Credit MarketMaker Innovation Award. Farm Credit, 2019