Ashley Edwards

Unit Coordinator, Extension Agent, Commercial Horticulture

Ashley is a life-long resident of Carroll County, born and raised on her family's vegetable farm.  Ashley joined Virginia Cooperative Extension in May 2017 as the Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent for Carroll, Grayson, and Wythe Counties. She serves the needs of producers including the production, harvesting, marketing and distribution of vegetables, small fruits, tree fruits, alternative specialty crops, and greenhouse crops. Ashley also works with growers to assist them in attaining food safety certification such as USDA GAP and Harmonized GAP, as well as to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act's Produce Safety Rule. 

Education and Degrees

  • 2016- Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Sciences, Virginia Tech
    • Minor in Horiculture
    • Minor in Animal and Poultry Sciences 
  • 2017 - Master of Science, Career and Technical Education, Agricultural Education, Virginia Tech