Amy Stone

Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources (AgNR)
Ohio State University Extension - Lucas County

Amy at Magyar GardenAmy is an Agriculture and Natural Resources (AgNR) Educator with Ohio State University Extension, Lucas County.  She began working with Extension in 1992, and has been in her current position since May 2000. 

Amy has earned degrees from Owens Community College and the University of Toledo.  Her specialization has been invasive species and began with a local infestation of the gypsy moth in the county in the mid-nineties.  In 2003, Amy collected and submitted the first known infestation of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Ohio.  Amy worked on EAB for nearly ten years on USDA project dollars from APHIS and the Forest Service.  Work with Purdue University and Michigan State University on Emerald Ash Borer University (EABU) continues to date.   As Ohio faces numerous invasive species threats, Amy is part of an Extension team to address those threats through outreach and education efforts. 

Amy and her family live on her husband’s grandparent’s farm in southeastern Michigan where they had a forty acre truck farm and sold produce at the Detroit’s Eastern Market.  While their garden is only about 2 acres, it is enough to keep the family busy with their jobs away from the home.  

OSU Extension - Lucas County (main office)
One Government Center, Suite 550, Toledo, Ohio 43604

OSU Extension at Toledo Botanical Garden (horticulture satellite office)
5403 Elmer Drive, Toledo, Ohio 43615

Articles Authored

Title Category Published on
Another Fall Feeding Caterpillar
Leaf Cutting Bees 'Love' Redbuds and More
Stripes of a Different Kind - The Zebra Caterpillar
Tree of the Week - Sweetgum
Perennial Plant of the Week - Alleghany Pachysandra
Study at Penn State to Examine Potential for Birds to Eat Spotted Lanternfly
Fall 2020 Webinar Series on Invasives, Emerald Ash Borer University - The Green Tree Killing Insect and More!
Turfgrass Times, 10.02.2020
This Friday's Escape to the Forest - Birds of Ohio Shores: Diversity, Ecology and Management of Shorebirds in Ohio
Spotted Lanternfly Traps Deployed In Ohio
Lawn Renovation Video Series by OSU's Zane Raudenbush
Turfgrass Times, 09.11.2020
Spot the Spot – Efforts Continue to Look For Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) in Ohio
Spotted Lanternfly Update
Ohio Victory Gardens - Let's Grow Ohio
Turfgrass Times, 08.21.2020
Is It Oak Wilt, Or Not?
Passion Flower in Bloom
Cornelian Cherry Dogwood Putting On a Fruity Show
Seasonal Fruits and Veggies Shine - Three Cheers for Locally Grown Produce
This Friday's Escape to the Forest - Virtual Program
Additional Information From ODA About The Mystery Seeds
ODA Asks Public to Not Plant any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds
Friday In the Forest - Beech Leaf Disease History, Treatment and Surveys
Turfgrass Times, 07.18.2020
Turfgrass Times, 07.10.2020
Greening of the Industry I
Turfgrass Times, 07.02.2020
Updated Emerald Ash Borer Map Distributed by USDA APHIS
Gypsy Moth Caterpillars Becoming Obvious in Some NW Ohio Areas