In her role as Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Laura Siegle assists producers and homeowners with services including soil testing, plant identification and diagnosis, farm planning, and problem solving.
Laura grew up in Howard County, Maryland and spent ten years as a 4-H member raising and exhibiting market lambs, chickens, horses, and cattle. She has many years of work experience on dairy farms and served as farm manager at Virginia Tech’s Smithfield Horse Center during her graduate studies. She gained experience working with youth during her agricultural education student teaching internship. Before becoming an agent, Laura worked at the Southern Piedmont Area Research and Extension Center in the plant pathology laboratory where she gained experience in tobacco and strawberry production.
Master of Science, Career and Technical Education: Agricultural Education, Virginia Tech 2012
Bachelor of Science, Dairy Science, Virginia Tech 2010
Bachelor of Science, Animal Science and Poultry Sciences: Livestock Production-Business Emphasis, Virginia Tech 2010
Virginia Association of Agricultural Extension Agents
Maryland 4-H All-Stars
Virginia Teaching License: Secondary Agricultural Education, Biology, and English
Private Pesticide Applicator License-Categories 90 and 91
Commercial Pesticide Applicator License-Category 10