A familiar face to many involved with Virginia agriculture, Robert “Bobby” Grisso, professor of biological systems engineering and farm equipment and safety specialist, has been named associate director of agriculture and natural resources for Virginia Cooperative Extension.
Grisso will work closely with industry partners, stakeholders, and other state agencies and university programs at Virginia Tech and Virginia State University to identify critical issues and develop knowledge-based resources to address the needs of Virginia’s agriculture and natural resources sectors.
“We are extremely pleased that Dr. Grisso will be serving Extension in this capacity,” said Edwin Jones, associate dean of the college and director of Virginia Cooperative Extension. “He brings years of experience with program development, collaborating with agents, and engaging stakeholders. We are excited to use his expertise in this leadership role.”
“I am looking forward to the challenge of making Extension programs more effective and accessible to our Virginia clientele,” Grisso said.