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Nell Gardner

558 Gillett Rd, Spencerport, NY 14559

716-830-7555 (cell)

Education

1982 - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - College of Agriculture and Life Science

  • BS in Agronomy
  • Distinction-3.9 GPA

1978 - Nova Scotia Agricultural College - Truro, Nova Scotia

  • High Honors

A.A.S. in Animal Science SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY

  • GPA 4.0
  • (MS- 7 credit hours)

Relevant Coursework:  

  • Agronomy, Soil Chemistry & Physics, Soil Conservation
  • Horticulture, Entomology, Natural Resources, Ecology
  • Communications, Dairy Science, Farm Business Management Relevant Experience
  • Flower Fields- Owner, Horticultural Consultant Batavia, NY

1992 - Spencerport / Batavia, NY - Flower Fields - Owner, Horticultural Consultant 

  • Developed and manage a successful and unique specialty cut flower farm, teaching workshops, classes, leading tours.
  • Provide property management, specialty landscaping and environmental conservation services to discerning clients
  • WROC Channel 8 Horticulturalist, producing segments for live TV

2011 - FLW Darwin Martin House Horticulturalist Buffalo, NY

  • Managed the Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin Martin House landscape to achieve a top quality experience for visitors. Successfully coordinated and trained volunteers in horticultural methods gave garden tours, workshops.

1987-2004 NGC Consulting Batavia, NY Professional Agricultural Consultant

  • Consulted for several large growers accomplishing lower input costs while reducing crop risk. Cooperated with agribusinesses to improve crop scouting methods and crop quality.
  • Organized crop and farm records enabling better decision making.

1985-1987 Cornell Cooperative Extension Vegetable Extension Specialist/ Batavia, NY

Master Gardener Coordinator

  • Interpreted University research information to optimize crop production methods on farms in a 3 county area. Advanced farming methods through field demonstrations and educational media. Also supervised volunteer Master Gardeners and provided diagnostic services

1983-1985 Cornell University IPM Program Geneva, NY

Integrated Pest Management Specialist

  • Involved in the development and implementation of vegetable pest management programs for New York State. Hired seasonal field scouts and advanced IPM programs with practical field techniques.

Leadership Activities

2007 Volunteer Mediator/Consultant Batavia, NY

  • Negotiated and mediated between residents and farms in several disputes involving water quality and land use in agriculture. I was instrumental in helping to secure a large USDA water quality grant for the Towns of Batavia and Stafford to provide public water service to the area I lived where the wells were contaminated and condemned. Worked with multiple agencies and public representatives to coordinate services and improve the flow of information.

Past President Genesee County Farm Bureau Batavia, NY

Past President Genesee County Regional Action Phone Batavia, NY

Awards, Achievements, Certifications

  • Lead NY- Cornell University- Agricultural Leadership Program

  • Soil and Water conservation Award- Genesee County

  • IPM Award- NYS Dept. of Agriculture & Markets

  • College Scholarships and Awards

  • Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Champion

  • DEC Pesticide Certification

References

  • Lewis W. Tandy, PPQ Officer, US Department of Agriculture, APHIS, 29 Liberty Street Suite 1, Batavia, NY 14020 585-343-9167 ext.1033

  • Christine Froehlich, Horticulturalist, 7562 8th Street, Sodus Point, NY 14555 315-483-2316(H), 585-473-5130(office)

  • Joanne Crossman, Loan Officer, USDA- Farm Service Agency, 29 Liberty Street, Batavia, NY 585-343-9167 ext.#2

Brought up on a self-reliant old-fashioned farm on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

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