Heather E. Manzo

Extension Educator, Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Community Economic Development


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



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About Me

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.


M.Sc. Agroecology, Sustainable Systems B.S.B.A. Business Admin and Marketing