Neith is the urban agriculture Extension Educator for Baltimore City. Her role is to help urban farmers learn what they need to better achieve their goals through one-on-one technical assistance, workshops, field days, written resources, and applied research.
Prior to this position, Neith worked as an agricultural Extension Educator for Dakota County, Minnesota (part of the Twin Cities metro area), where she worked with both local-market vegetable growers and commodity crop farmers on nitrogen management practices to protect water quality. Neith has also worked at Hampshire College Farm, where she helped with the bid process for the college's new dining services contractor, drafted the college's policy for local and sustainable food sourcing, worked with the farm managers to develop a farm business plan, and worked as Assistant Grower on the farm's 250-share vegetable CSA. Neith earned an M.S. from Cornell University in Soil and Crop Sciences and a B.A. from College of the Atlantic in Human Ecology.
The UMD Extension Urban Agriculture website is here: https://extension.umd.edu/programs/agriculture-food-systems/program-areas/urban-agriculture