The faculty, staff, and students from the Alson H. Smith Jr. AREC congratulate David Carbaugh as he starts his fourth decade of employment with Virginia Tech.
All of Carbaugh’s time at Virginia Tech has been at the fruit research facility in Winchester. Carbaugh’s current supervisor, Greg Peck says, “Dave has been an important part of my program over the past three years. He brings a wealth of knowledge from his many years of working with fruit trees. He has a tremendous work ethic and it is apparent everyday that he is here that he truly loves his job.”
Carbaugh is a lifetime resident of Winchester and has many strong connections with the farmers who raise fruit in the area. Carbaugh also makes sure the AREC is a welcoming place to enter, as he personally creates, at his own cost, a wreath to be displayed out front for each season. All of the wreaths are beautiful and our guests always comment on them. His creativity is also greatly appreciated by all at the research center.