Dave has been a lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County, and currently is the agricultural Extension Educator for both Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties. Prior to assuming the University of Maryland Extension position in December 1997 Dave was the agronomist for the U.S. Naval Academy Dairy Farm, where he was employed from 1980 to 1997. While working at the Naval Academy Dairy, Dave earned in 1983 a BS degree in Agronomy, Crop Science and in 1996 a MS degree in Agronomy, Weed Science from the University of Maryland. His Extension responsibilities include all field crop and livestock agriculture with an emphasis on fruit and vegetable production and marketing. Dave currently conducts fruit and vegetable research trials at the University of Maryland Upper Marlboro Research and Education Center.