Unit Coordinator Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources Environmental Horticulture
Education and Degrees
The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Master of Science Degree awarded in August 2005. Focus-Plant Science.
The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Bachelors of Science Degree awarded in December 1988. Major-Ornamental Horticulture.University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture Associates Certificate, May 1986
November 2006-Present Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Cooperative Extension, Portsmouth, Virginia. Position- Extension Agent- Agriculture and Natural Resources, Horticulture
January 2001- November 2006 University of Connecticut Home and Garden Education Center, Storrs, CT Position-Education Coordinator
Duties include coordination of the statewide Master Gardener program, Advanced Master Gardener Program, Teaching courses in the Base Master Gardener Program. Advisor to the CT Master Gardener Association; Program Development, Risk Management Assessment, Outreach Activities.
January 1999 -January 2000 University of Connecticut Home and Garden Education Center, Storrs, CT Position - Program Assistant-Educational Outreach Duties included diagnostic support for the Home and Garden Education Center and program support for the Master Gardener Program in the Hartford County Extension Center. Teaching assistant for PLSC 298 Intro to Horticulture.
April 1998 - January 1999 UConn Home and Garden Education Center, Storrs, CT Position: Research Specialist Duties included diagnosing plant disorders, insect problems animal control, Answered gardening questions, research and compiling gardening information.
April 1990 -April 1998 Vinnys Home and Garden Showplace, East Hartford, CT Position: Perennial Manager/Greenhouse Assistant
Board of Directors- Fred Huette Center, Norfolk, VA Member-Tidewater Chapter of the American Herb Society Memeber-Hampton Roads Horticulutral Society Member - Connecticut Horticultural Society, 1989-2006 Board of Directors 2000-2006 Master Gardener Course Spring 1997, Connecticut Master Gardeners Association Member. CT Certified Nurseryman
2007-2008 Pesticide Safety Education Program -"Hampton Roads Commerical Pesticide Applicator Recertification Series" from Virginia Pesticide Control Board/VDACS.
In her spare time Cyndi enjoys biking and swimming, playing in the garden and using and cooking with the herbs she grows.
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