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Ben Woods

Ben Woods is the Manager of the Agricultural Land Lab in Giles county VA. Ben has a degree in Agriculture
Technology from Virginia Tech. He has been a lifelong agriculture producer, after graduating from Virginia Tech he
worked as an operations manager at General Motors Saturn plant in Spring Hill, TN for 6 years. Coming home to
southwest VA in 2001 Ben worked as a chemical process leader for Celanese Acetate and then came to work with the
Giles County administration in 2003 as the Public Works Supervisor where he stayed for over 11 years maintaining the
current water and sewer infrastructure and building seven new water and sewer projects. In early 2015 Ben took over
direction of the Agriculture Land Lab instituting classroom quality instruction in and about agriculture that utilizes a
"learning by doing" philosophy. Ben and his wife Sarah have two children and live on their farm in Giles County where
they raise commercial vegetable crops and livestock.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, November 17
 

10:15am

Giles County Agriculture Land Lab Colony D