Mark Wiltberger is the business management specialist for the Lake Ontario Fruit Program. In this role, he works with fruit farms in the five-county Lake Ontario fruit region. He is responsible for research and educational programming in business management, production economics, emerging technologies, risk management, and business planning. He provides on-farm business consultation to growers in the region and produces the Lake Ontario Fruit Program Fruit Farm Business Summary industry benchmark.
Mark has an M.S. in geography from the Penn State College of earth and mineral sciences and a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame. He has small business experience as a production manager for a New York State specialty crop farm and has worked on specialty crop farms in Germany and New Zealand. He has also been a developer of business information systems for an information technology firm in Washington, D.C.