The Department of Horticulture welcomes Amber Vallatton

The Department of Horticulture is very pleased to welcome Amber Vallotton in the new position of Coordinator of the Fresh Produce Food Safety (FPFS) Team.

Amber will be providing leadership to and coordinating the efforts of the FPFS Team and other fresh produce food safety efforts across all of Virginia. In this role, she will provide support and training on all aspects of food safety during all phases of fresh produce production and handling – with an immediate emphasis on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training for our vegetable and fruit producers. Amber will continue to be your go-to person for GAP questions and resources.

Amber is physically located in Room 307-C in Saunders Hall in Blacksburg and can be reached by email or in her office ( | 540-231-5655).

Welcome, Amber!

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