- Senior Extension Associate
- Executive Director of NY FarmNet
- Farm and Agribusiness Management
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Gregory (Greg) Mruk is a graduate of UMass Amherst with a B.S in Agricultural Economics and St. Michaels College with a M.S. in Administration. Greg grew up in New York state and as a child always wanted to be a farmer. Greg paid his way thru college working on a 400-cow dairy where he gained experience in the dairy industry. After graduating from UMass in 1985, Greg moved to northern Vermont and for 30 years lived and worked in the Champlain Valley region. For 25 yeas he was actively involved in ag financing. The region is very dairy and maple centric and it was here he really learned the challenges for farm families in not only running a successful farm operation but the toll it can take on the family. His professional career included time as a County Supervisor for FSA, Sr. Executive VP for a community bank and an ag loan officer for a statewide bank. After he left banking, he focused on faming and operated a small market farm as well as having a consulting business to assist farmers and small businesses. Greg was also a member of the Board of Directors for the local hospital, and it was during this time that he became familiar with the challenges rural families have in accessing both health care and mental health services. In 2012 Greg moved to Southern California and worked as the Farm Manager for LA Pierce College, a community college in the San Fernando Valley. Pierce College has a 200-acre farm and Greg managed the various enterprises as well as oversaw the labs and hands on training offered to their students. In 2017 Greg and his wife Dawn, moved back to New York to Dutchess County and purchased a small farm.
- MS St. Michaels College, 1999
- BS University of Massachusetts, 1985