Holistic Crop Management Instructors

Lead Facilitators

Dallas Robinson

Dallas Robinson

Dallas Robinson is the Farmer Programs Coordinator for the Holistic Crop Management series, a budding farmer, a lover of cats, and a racial justice activist. She is dedicated to healing the relationship of Black Southerners to land stewardship and agriculture. She is a graduate of Farm Beginnings®, and Soul Fire Farm’s Black & Latinx Immersion.

Nicole DelCogliano

Nicole DelCogliano

Nicole DelCogliano has been the OGS Farmer Programs Coordinator since 2015, and the lead facilitator and instructor for the Farm Beginnings Farmer Training. She is trained in a variety of curriculum research, development, facilitation, and teaching techniques. As a farmer for 17 years, she manages a 16-acre diversified organic and biodynamic farm operation. She has MA degree in Appalachian Studies.

Georgia Presenters

Coming soon.

North Carolina Presenters

Craig Mauney 

Craig Mauney has worked as an Extension agent for the NC Cooperative Extension for over 25 years.  He is presently the Extension Area Specialized Agent in commercial vegetable and fruit production in the 39 Western most counties of North Carolina. He graduated from Berea College, Berea, Kentucky with a BS Degree in Agriculture and has a lot of experience in all aspects of commercial vegetable and fruit production, home gardening and landscape design.  He now has a small forest farm in Zirconia, NC – Shady Hollow Farm.

Tennessee Presenters

Coming Soon!

Virginia Presenters

Tamara McNaughton 

Tamara has been operating TNT Farm N Greenhouse, a Certified Organic diversified transplant and vegetable farm, since the 2012 season. Tamara grew up in the suburbs of DC, always in love with the outdoors, and found her passion for local and sustainable systems during her college years in the early-nineties. Prior to starting TNT, Tamara spent twenty years gathering expertise, and the necessary tools and capital, to realize her small farm dream. Her work included managing greenhouse, nursery, aquaponic, field production and operations; establishing agriculturally focused non-profit organizations; and consulting for greenhouse and nursery management; and construction work to flip a couple houses. She has a Master of Arts from Appalachian State University in Appalachian Studies/Sustainable Development, with concentrations in agroecology and community food system.
 

 

Kelli Scott 

Kelli Scott’s experience with agriculture started at a very young age in the tobacco fields of southeastern North Carolina.  As a fourth generation farmer, soil, sweat, and sacrifice are an inherent part of her make-up. Kelli always had an interest in vegetable and flower production, and followed her dreams to the Dept of Horticulture at Virginia Tech, receiving a B.S. in Horticulture in 2003.  While in Blacksburg, she continued her education receiving a M.S. in AG Education & Extension in 2004. After college, Kelli worked in the greenhouse industry for seven years in her native North Carolina, before returning to Floyd County, VA in 2011. From there she has served as a statewide coordinator for the Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program, which led her to her position as a Virginia Cooperative Extension agent serving agriculture and natural resources for Montgomery County, VA since 2013.  Kelli works hard to serve all the agriculture request of the county, but her key focuses are Horticulture, Specialty Crop Production, Hemp, Local Food Systems, Increased Healthy Food Access & Distribution, Master Gardening, Community Gardens, Produce Food Safety, and Agritourism.

If you have questions about this program, please email Dallas Robinson at farmer-coordinator@organicgrowersschool.org

Thanks to our Media Sponsors for 2018!

OGS Farmer Programs are made possible by our farmer network and our funding partners: USDA-NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Grant #2016-70017-25341, USDA Rural Business Development Program, Community Foundation of WNC, Polk County Community Foundation, CLIF Bar Family Foundation Our Growth Partners (year-round program support) are: Carolina Farm Credit, Earth Tools, Biltmore Company, Buchi,  Living Web Farms, and Chelsea Green Publishing. Our Media Sponsors are Hendersonville Community Co-op, and WNCW.