Mr. Jonathan Baros, coordinator of the N.C. Cooperative Extension component at PHHI, develops and sustains programs that help N.C. fruit and vegetable producers explore efficient economic options and optimize profits for their farming operations. He is charged with evaluating economic components involved in compliance with food safety rules; examining economical options for initiating cooling and postharvest handling programs in fruits and vegetables; assessing value-added and alternative enterprise opportunities in the traditional horticultural area; and developing cost-and-return estimates for traditional horticultural crops. He also coordinates PHHI Extension’s efforts and programs, which include communications, farm business management and fresh produce safety initiatives. Jonathan received both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University.
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics