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Mary Hardbarger

215 Hutcheson Hall
250 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA

Mary Hardbarger is a professional writer with more than a decade of higher education and journalism experience.

As the writer for communications and marketing for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Mary tells and shares stories within the college, the Agricultural Research and Extension centers, and Extension.

Prior to joining the Communications and Marketing team, Mary worked in University Relations at Radford University and as a journalist for The Roanoke Times.

Mary grew up on a farm in Bath County, Virginia, and enjoys being outdoors with her husband and lively dog, Pinto. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2008 with a degree in communication. In addition to cheering on the Hokies, Mary also enjoys cooking, gardening, and a good book.