Jonathan Lehrer

Department Chair and Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Horticulture and Design · Farmingdale State College

Professor Jonathan Lehrer is a native Long Islander whose passion for the natural world extends from early childhood.

Urban Horticulture Woody Plants Native Plants Indoor Horticulture Invasive Plant Issue

Daniel White

Wine Consultant · Daniel White

Veteran horticulturist and wine consultant

Horticulture Wine Viticulture

Nick Menchyk

Assistant Professor, Urban Horticulture & Design · Farmingdale State College

Professor Menchyk is one of the nation’s leading experts on turfgrass.

Turf Management Benefits of Turfgrass Turfgrass Water Usage and Irrigation Turfgrass Nutrition Soil Science

Randy Beaudry

Professor of Horticulture · Michigan State University

An expert in modified atmosphere packaging, controlled-atmosphere storage, non-destructive quality assessment, and flavor analysis.

Storing Apples Horticulture Harvesting Preserving

Joseph Bush, PhD

Faculty Research Specialist - Clinical Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Pediatric Psychology; Child Pain; Parent-Child Interactions in Stressful Medical Situations; Psychological Effects of School Gardens

Health Psychology Pediatric Psychology Statistics Child Development Pain Assessment and Management

Michael Veracka

Professor, Department of Ornamental Horticulture · Farmingdale State College

Professor Veracka is a licensed landscape architect, and creator of the college’s Sustainable Garden.

Landscape Design Plants and Trees Landscape Preservation Landscape Construction

Mark Longstroth

Small Fruit Extension Educator · Michigan State University

An expert in fruit production and pest management.

Blueberries Strawberries Fruit Production Pest management Raspberries

Dan McCole

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

An expert on tourism, wine tourism, and social entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneruship Wine Tourism Tourism Sustainable Tourism Social Enterprise

Matthew Grieshop

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

An expert in Cultural, Biological and chemical pest management for organic production systems

organic agriculture Extension Biological Control Integrated Pest Management Invasive Pests

Mark Webber

Expert Witness · Robson Forensic, Inc.

Tree and Landscape Expert

Right Plant Right Place Forensic Arboriculture Stem Girdling Roots

Joyce McGarry

Food Safety Educator · Michigan State University

Working in the areas of consumer food safety, emergency preparedness and Serv Safe Manager's Certification

Serv Safe Training Consumer Food Safety Emergency Preparedness

Christopher Long

Potato Specialist · Michigan State University

The main objective of the Potato Specialist is to apply research to real world agriculture.

Plant Physiology Post Harvest Plant Production Potato Variety Commercialization

Jim Morack

President · The Morack Group

Speaker, Author, Coach, and Call Center Management Professional

Goal Getting Learning From Life

Dawn Bazely

Professor, Department of Biology · York University

#YorkU Biology professor. Collaborative, interdisciplinary researcher & award-winning teacher. Past #YorkU Sustainability Inst Director.

Animal Behaviour Arctic Affairs Climate Change Curriculum Design & Development Ecology

Barry Glick

President · Sunshine Farm & Gardens

Entertaining and educating garden speaker

Native Plants Gardening Landscape

Liette Vasseur

Professor and UNESCO Chair · Brock University

Working in Environmental sustainability, mainly sustainable agriculture and conservation

Plant biologist Pest management Ecosystem Management Ecosystem services Conservation Biology

Alina Fisher

Research Manager · University of Victoria, Environmental Studies

Communicating science for informed decision making

Population Ecology Science Communication science communication and outreach Ecology Wildlife Conservation

Amy Iezzoni

Professor · Michigan State University

Amy Iezzoni leads a sour cherry breeding and genetics program, and also a cherry rootstock breeding program.

Cherry Genetics Plant Breeding

Bert Cregg

Professor · Michigan State University

An expert in horticulture industry trends and carbon sequestration by trees.

Trees and Weather Tree Selection Fall Color Christmas Trees Tree Care

Sumi Olson

Speaker, Author, Consultant, Trainer · Olson Sales & Marketing Services

Experienced, approachable, inspiring speaker on social media, publishing & content creation who reduces overwhelm & turns aha-s into actions

Social Media Marketing Publishing Content Creating an Online Brand Social Media Networking Creating Content for Online Branding

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