It is with great sadness we inform you of the death of our first food enterprise advisor, Jamie Vere Nicoll.  Jamie died on September 15, following a long and spirited battle against cancer.  Jamie approached everything with spirit and passion.  His love for creating and sharing great food was surpassed only by his love for his family.  He was a steadfast supporter of our efforts to bring a food enterprise center to the northern Piedmont, and helped us understand and interpret the challenges and complexities we face.   He and his wife, Rachel, donated numerous pieces of commercial equipment for our facility. Jamie was an advisor, a mentor and a friend, and we will miss him. We honor his life and his contributions.