Walker named program coordinator at Potomac State

Andrew Kent Walker recently accepted the position of lab coordinator/farm manager at Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University (WVU).

In addition to teaching three-to-nine credit hours a semester, Walker will provide leadership in the development of laboratory facilities related to agriculture enterprise operations and applied academic agriculture programs. Andrew Walker

Walker previously worked at the WVU Reymann Memorial Farm in Wardensville, W.Va. and at the WVU Extension Service in Grant County, W.Va.    

He earned both his master’s degree in agriculture and a Regents Bachelor of Arts degree from WVU.  He also earned two associate degrees from Potomac State, one in agriculture technology and the other in horticulture technology.

Walker has continued his education by attending conferences and symposiums, taking classes and earning certifications in a broad range of agriculture-related subjects.

He is a member of numerous organizations including, WV Farm Bureau, WV Cattleman Association, WV Poultry Association, American Sheep Industries, and WV Shepherds Federation.

He has served as president, vice president and committee chairman on various boards which include, Southern States Board of Directors, South Branch FFA Alumni, WV Alumni Association, and Executive Board of the WV Poultry Association.

Walker has been awarded honorary degrees, the WV Poultry Association Distinguished Service Award, WV Pullet Producer of the Year Award, and two USDA Certificates of Merit. 

He and his wife, Rita, reside in Old Fields, W.Va.  They have four children and two grandchildren.