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Denise Mainville Joins the Agricultural and Applied Economics Department

Farm Business Management Update, December 2004/January 2005

By Gordon Groover, Extension Economist, Farm Management, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech

January 10th will be Denise Mainville's first day on the job as the department's newest faculty member. Denise will hold a teaching and extension appointment in the area of agricultural marketing. She will begin teaching undergraduate marketing courses in the fall semester of 2005. Denise comes to Va Tech from a visiting Assistant Professorship at Michigan State (MSU) where she also received her M.S. and Ph.D. She has taught in the Food Industry Management program while at MSU, worked as an outreach specialist on an industry funded project studying the potential for fermented cherry and apple beverages, and has a worked on a number of international projects. We look forward to having her wealth of knowledge and skills applied to issues important to Virginia's agriculture and support in the classroom. Check the Department's website ( for Denise's contact information.

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