Eric Bendfeldt

Eric Bendfeldt

Area Specialist, Community Viability

  • Extension Specialist, Community Viability

Education and Degrees

  • M.S., Forestry 1999, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia. Thesis Title: Dynamics and Characterization of Organic Matter in Mine Soils 16 Years after Amendment with Topsoil, Sawdust, and Sewage Sludge.
  • B.S., Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences 1997, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • B.A., History 1987, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Work Experience

  • 2005 - Lecturer - Extension Specialist, Community Viability, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Northern District Office, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • 2003: Lecturer - Extension Agent, Environmental Sciences, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County Office, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
  • 1999: Lecturer - Associate Extension Agent, Environmental Sciences, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County Office, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
  • 1997: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Forestry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • 1996: Research Technician, Turfgrass Research Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • 1988: Agriculturalist/Community Development Coordinator, Mennonite Central Committee, the relief and development agency of the Mennonite Church, Tanzania, East Africa.

Professional Associations

  • Virginia Association of Agricultural Extension Agents
  • Virginia Forage and Grassland Council

Awards

  • 2008 Virginia Agribusiness Council's Extension Service Award 
  • 2005 Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Andy Swiger Land Grant Award
  • 2002 American Society of Agronomy Certificate of Excellence for Educational Materials
  • 2001 Virginia Association of Agricultural Extension Agents Communication Award
Eric Bendfeldt
  • 540-432-6029
  • ebendfel@vt.edu
  • 2322 Blue Stone Hills Drive Suite 140
    Harrisonburg, VA
    22801