College alumnus joins Virginia Tech Board of Visitors

Steve SturgisSteve Sturgis, who graduated from the college in 1982 with a degree in agricultural education, recently joined the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors in an ex officio capacity as president of the Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Sturgis has owned and operated Tri-S Farms since 1979, when he started it with 8 acres in Northampton County. While operating his own farm, Sturgis took over his family’s farming operation in 2002 and has since doubled that farm’s size to 900 acres. He has also served as a game warden for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and as a deputy for the Northampton County Sheriff’s Department.