Since 2001 Adam has worked as the Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agent serving Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Northern District, a 28 county area from the Shenandoah Valley to Northern Virginia to Fredericksburg and Charlottesville. His professional expertise is in providing informal education regarding forestry and natural resources to address current issues in rural, urban, and rural/urban interface areas to home & landowners, professionals, decision-makers, and the general public. His mission is to enable people to make best decisions regarding the forest & natural resources, within their realm of influence, resulting in environmentally sustainable management, growth, and quality of life for that person and that community.
Before his appointment with Virginia Cooperative Extension, Adam served Northwest Pennsylvania as an extension forester with Penn State. Prior to joining the “extension family,” Adam volunteered with the United States Peace Corps in Kenya as an agro-forestry extension agent. He has also worked as an Assistant Service Forester with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Adam holds a B.S. Degree in Forestry from Purdue University and a M.S. Degree in Forest Resources from Penn State University.
Contact InformationAdam K. Downing, Extension Agent Forestry & Natural Resources – Northern Region Virginia Cooperative Extension, Madison County War Memorial Building, 2nd floor, Main St. P.O. Box 10; Madison, VA 22727 Phone: 540-948-6881 Fax: 540-948-6883 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org