Presentation: Chocolate: From Bean to Bar
Speaker: Ginger Easton Smith.
Virginia (Ginger) Easton Smith has been an Agricultural Extension Agent for more than 26 years, the last 9 with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Aransas County. Prior to living in Texas, Ginger spent 29 years in Hawaii where she earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Horticulture Science at the University of Hawaii. Ginger spent 17 years as the Agriculture Extension Agent in Kona specializing in coffee, macadamia, cacao, and other tropical fruit. A new cacao variety from the University of Hawaii was recently named ‘Easton’ in her honor.
As the Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent in Aransas County, Ginger enjoys conducting educational programs emphasizing practices which protect our natural resources, and working with youth in the 4-H program.