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Beth Sastre

Commercial Horticulturist, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Beth Bethzabet Sastre Flores, Loudoun Coop Extension Service

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Before moving to the U.S. in 1999, Beth graduated from Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonio Narro (UAAAN-UL), one of Mexico’s top agricultural universities, where she obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Agronomy. After graduating, Beth worked at Chapingo’s Phytotechnology lab and for two nationwide government programs in Mexico (SOLIDARIDAD and SEDESOL), which focused on supporting marginalized farmers.  

Beth decided to pursue her Master's Degree in Nutrition and Postharvest Physiology at the Food and Development Research Center (CIAD) in Hermosillo (one of Mexico's top science centers). Upon graduating she worked at the center, conducting research and education for five years.

Her work experience includes horticulture, propagation, entomology, fungi microbiology, postharvest physiology, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), lab research, extension and educational programs.

Beth is proud to join the VCE Loudoun Office and assist Loudoun Growers in finding joint solutions to locally-identified problems related to agriculture. Her mission is to help Loudoun's agricultural community become stronger and unified.