Andy Swiger Land-Grant Award

Kim Niewolny

Kim Niewolny, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, personifies the Andy Swiger Land-Grant Award by enthusiastically and creatively promoting agriculture education through Extension and outreach efforts.

Growing the multi-organizational and interdisciplinary Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program through prolific work with Virginia Cooperative Extension, Niewolny leads this coalition program to develop whole-farm programming and curriculum for farm start-ups in the commonwealth. She has conducted numerous professional meetings and trainings throughout Virginia to ensure that not only will there be a next generation of farmers, but that they will succeed in their endeavors to feed the commonwealth and the world.