Jerry Iles-Extension Educator Fairfield County
Jerry has been a member of the OSU Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team since 2014. Jerry focuses on local foods and serves produce growers in Farifield County that sell directly to the public via farmers markets and community supported agriculture (CSA) as well as a small Plain (Amish) community that sells at the weekly Bremen Produce Auction produce auction. Jerry says that being a member of the OSU Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team is important in his role as a county Extension Educator so that he can offer Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training for local producers that wish to sell at area farmers markets and produce auctions. In addition to providing support for local foods and CSA's Jerry specializes in watershed management and water quality issues and land use planning issues.