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Jamie Lucero

Project Director, Alliance to Advance Climate-Smart Agriculture
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105A Hutcheson Hall
250 Drillfield Dr
Blacksburg, VA 24061

As the Project Director, Jamie is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all activities associated with the Alliance. Her day-to-day responsibilities include building on and nurturing strong partnerships, providing administrative and fiscal support, planning and implementing resource development strategies, and leading the Alliance team.

Previously, Jamie served as the director of alumni relations for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. She grew up on a small farm in southwestern Pennsylvania where her family raises purebred Simmental cattle. She was a member of 4-H and the American Junior Simmental Association. She received her B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Central Missouri (1999), an M.S. in Animal Science – Reproductive Physiology from Kansas State University (2001), and an M.S. in Agricultural and Extension Education in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education at Virginia Tech (2021). Jamie and her husband, Warren, have two daughters, Emma and Madison.

The Alliance to Advance Climate-Smart Agriculture is a three-year, $80-million pilot supported by USDA's Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program.  Led by the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Alliance will distribute more than $57 million of the largest grant in the university’s history to producers to enact climate-friendly practices and serve as a pilot program for a national model.