Meet the people behind the research – click on a link to learn more about Dr. Erin Silva or her program’s team:

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Erin Silva


  • Dylan Bruce – Field and lab tech; managing the organic vegetable trials
  • Léa Vereecke – Field and lab tech; managing trials at Arlington including organic no-till and cover crop research
  • Jody Padgham– Outreach Specialist; working primarily on the OGRAIN project
  • Anne Pfeiffer -On-farm Research Network Program Manager

Graduate Students:

  • Daniel Hayden – (PhD student) Microbial Diversity in Indigenous Intercropping Systems. Coadvised by Dr. Rick Lankau
  • Tina Wu – Late blight management in organic tomato production. Coadvised by Dr. Gevens.
  • Owen WashamGraduate Research Assistant

Organic Certificate Program: