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Hélène Doughty

Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Background Info

Hélène Doughty has an undergraduate in Secondary Education from Salisbury University and a Masters of Science from Virginia Tech in Agriculture and Life Sciences with a concentration in pest management. Hélène began her career in agriculture as a field and laboratory aide for from 1993 to 1997 at the ESAREC, and subsequently worked with agribusiness retailers in Northampton County until 2005. She has held the position of Research Specialist Sr. in entomology with the ESAREC and the HRAREC since January 2006, working on research and extension programs in vegetable, agronomic, nursery and horticultural crops, conducting over 400 trials.

Hélène is actively involved in her Northampton County community, currently serving or having served on the Eastern Shore Ag Fair committee, the Northampton County Education Foundation board, the Northampton County Public Schools board as district 2 representative, and the Northampton County Historical Society. Hélène also volunteers with her local volunteer fire company, providing support with events and social media needs.

Hélène has lived in Northampton County since 1992 and has gained extensive knowledge of the community and its stakeholders, particularly in the agricultural and horticultural industries.


2013 Masters of Science, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Virginia Tech

1997 Bachelors of Arts, French/Secondary Education, Salisbury State University


2023-Present Virginia Cooperative Extension, Agriculture and Natural Resources Associate Agent, Northampton County

2006-2023 Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center / Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Research Specialist Sr, Entomology

Association Memberships

Virginia Association of Agricultural Extension Agents

Entomological Society of America

International Soil Tillage Research Organisation