Victoria Toney earned her B.S. in Agricultural Sciences from Oregon State University with a focus in Crop and Soil Science and Natural Resources. Her passion is very broad when it comes to the outdoors – she has previous work and personal experience in the agricultural and natural resources community and is ready to let those experiences compliment her position with the conservation districts as a Produce Safety Technician.
Victoria is here to assist growers in assessing safe food growing and harvesting practices on produce farms. This includes outreach, education, on-farm technical assistance, completion of risk assessments with the landowner to facilitate practice changes, developing Improvement Action Plans, and coordination with local, state, and federal agency resources to help produce growers reduce food safety risks and make progress towards implementation of practices consistent with the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule.
Victoria is housed at the Berrien Conservation Agency in Berrien Springs, MI. She can be reached by emailing Victoria.Toney@macd.org or by calling the office at (269) 471-9111. She currently services Berrien, Van Buren, Allegan and Kalamazoo counties and is available in other counties without current coverage upon request such as; Barry, Eaton, Calhoun, Branch, Hillsdale, St. Joseph and Cass County.