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Rachel A. Parson

Extension Associate

Curriculum Development Specialist

Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs
302 Agnew Hall - 0409

Blacksburg , VA 24061
Work: (540) 231-6543


  1. B.S. Virginia Tech (Wildlife Management, 1994)
  2. M.S. Penn State University (Curriculum and Instruction, 1999)


Rachel Parson joined Mike Weaver’s Pesticide Safety Education Program (Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs) in August, 2007. Rachel’s primary responsibilities include maintaining private pesticide applicator recertification records for VDACS/Office of Pesticide Services and assisting with educational programs and publications. She was born and raised in Blacksburg. As a daughter of Dick Shaver (Weed Science), she spent a lot of time at Glade Road, Turf Grass Center and Price Hall. Rachel received her B.S. in Wildlife Management from Virginia Tech (94’) and her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State (‘99). She, her husband, Shane (BSE ‘94), and their 7 year old son, Jesse, enjoy spending time at their mountain cabin with family and friends and going to Hokie football games. (081607)

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