Wesley Gwaltney joined the Agricultural Technology faculty in August of 2014. He teaches the Grain Crops Management, Forages and Animal Forage Systems, Feeds and Feeding and Intro to Plant Biology and Chemistry courses. He was raised on a crop and livestock farm in Suffolk, VA. He is a class of 2000 graduate of the Agricultural Technology program. He fell in love with Virginia Tech and the mountains and streams of Southwest Virginia. He remained at Virginia Tech, earning a BS in Agriculture and Extension Education and a MS in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences. As a graduate student he studied the major agronomic crops of Southeast Virginia, particularly cotton. He has worked for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Wytheville, VA, Montana State University Extension in Kalispell, MT and Blacksburg High School. He enjoys spending his spare time fly fishing, kayaking, biking or doing anything else that gets him outdoors. He and his wife, a high school Agriculture Teacher, and their daughter live in Newport, VA.