Mark Sutphin

Unit Coordinator Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources Horticulture

Mark is a life-long resident of the Winchester/Frederick County community. He received a B.S. in Horticulture from Virginia Tech in 2001 and, following college, returned to the Winchester area to work in the landscape industry. Mark joined Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) as an Agriculture and Natural Resources Associate Extension Agent in November of 2011. His focus is on serving the horticulture needs of the Northern Shenandoah Valley. This involves working with homeowners regarding home lawn, garden, and landscape items as well as assisting commercial growers producing horticulture crops:  apples, vegetables, and ornamentals, to name a few. Mark works out of the VCE-Frederick County office but also serves Clarke, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren Counties and is the lead agent working with Extension Master Gardener volunteers in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

Education:

  • 2001 - Bachelor of Science:  Virginia Tech - Horticulture with a minor in Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • 2015 - Master of Business Administration:  Shenandoah University

Experience:

  • 2011 - Present: VCE Frederick County Extension Agent - Horticulture, Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • 2001 - 2011:  Blue Ridge Landscape & Design, Inc.