Our Team

Lawrence Van De Valk
Lawrence Van De Valk

Senior Extension Associate

Department of Global Development

Executive Director, Lead NY

Department of Global Development

Lawrence Van De Valk
Terri Denman
Terri Denman

Program Coordinator, Lead NY

Department of Global Development

Terri Denman

Advisory Board

  • Board PresidentJustin Brown (12), Farm Credit East
  • Board Vice PresidentKristine Rogers-Gansz (13), Cargill Animal Nutrition
  • Beth Ahner, Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • John Burns, Tops Markets
  • Rich Erdle, Erdle Farm
  • Jennifer Huson (17), Dairy Farmers of America
  • Cydney M Johnson, Syracuse University - Government Relations
  • Pat McCormick (14), Robbiehill Dairy
  • Charles “Steve” Mooney, School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Morrisville State College
  • Jean O'Toole (16), New York Beef Council
  • Steve Palladino (7), Walnut Ridge Dairy LLC
  • Karin Reeves (17), Reeves Farms, Inc.
  • Amie Thomas (15), Farm Credit East
  • Dave Valesky, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
  • Kate Wheeler (12), BASF Corporation

Former Directors

  • Jim Preston, Class 1: 1985-1987
  • Robert Gravani, Class 2: 1987-1989
  • Brian Earle, Class 3 & 4: 1989-1993
  • Diane (Knack) Conneman, Classes 5 - 8: 1993-2001