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

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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
Spotted Lanternfly Continues to Develop
Turfgrass Times, 06.26.2020
Tree of Heaven and Sumac Blooming: A PERFECT Time to Differentiate!
Butterfly Weed Bursting Into Bloom
Squash Vine Borer Adults
Turfgrass Times, 06.19.2020
Dandelion Detectives
Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) Confirmed in South Carolina
ODA to Begin Gypsy Moth Mating Disruption Treatments in Ohio
Turfgrass Times, 05.22 and 05.29 - A Two For One!
Friday, June 5 - Virtual Escape to the Forest - Forest Insects: Native and Non-Native
Turfgrass Times, 05.01.2020
Gypsy Moth Caterpillars Begin Hatch in NW Ohio
Check Out the Spotted Lanternfly FactSheet
Soil Testing
Ohio Department of Agriculture to Begin Treatments for Gypsy Moth in Southern Ohio
We Stand on the Shoulders of a Giant