Vickie Sigman

Dr. Vickie A. Sigman earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in International Agriculture and Extension Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Beginning as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala, she has since worked in diverse formal and non-formal agricultural and extension education programs and projects in various countries in Africa and in Indonesia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. Over the past 30 plus years, she has held short and long-term posts ranging from introducing the agricultural extension component of a soils science research project in Sumatra, leading the effort to integrate population education into pre and in-service training for agricultural and forestry extension agents in Malawi, managing a literacy program for women in Afghanistan, supporting the process of developing USAID/Liberia’s multi-year Feed the Future strategy and Liberia's first National Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services Policy, to providing short-term technical assistance to various USAID Missions in Africa. She has lived most of her adult life overseas. Given her freelance status, Vickie has worked for the Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services Project, the Asian Development Bank, FAO, USAID, Indonesian and US Universities, and Japanese and US consulting firms. Dr. Sigman has a farm in Nebraska. She and her husband’s home base is in her native State of Idaho.