Heather E. Manzo

  • Extension Educator, Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Community Economic Development
Heather E. Manzo
The Penn State Center Pittsburgh
Energy Innovation Center Suite A
1435 Bedford Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Work Phone: 412-482-3458
Fax: 412-473-2768

Areas of Expertise

  • Local Food System Development
  • Value Chain Optimization
  • Farmers Market Development
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Enterprise Budgeting
  • Entrepreneurship Support
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Business and Marketing Plan Development
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • New Farmer Training
  • LEED project management
  • Organizational Sustainability

Connect with Heather E. Manzo



  1. M.Sc. Agroecology, Sustainable Systems
  2. B.S.B.A. Business Admin and Marketing
Heather Manzo, Penn State Extension Educator, specializes in food systems development and ag business development. She is a member of the Ag Entrepreneurship / Community Economic Development State Team, and provides technical assistance and educational workshops to individuals, businesses, organizations and community groups. She is Co-Founder and Chair of the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council, and works at the regional and national level on select USDA initiatives, and is a contributing member of several food system professional associations. She has a BSBA in Communications and Marketing and a M.Sc. in Sustainable Systems; Agroecology.