Amy Stone is an Extension Educator with Ohio State University in Lucas County. She began working with Extension in 1992, and has been in Lucas County since 2000.
Amy has earned degrees from Owens Community College and the University of Toledo including a Master’s Degree in Vocational Education. Her specialization is horticulture and has evolved to include 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 in Ohio. Amy worked on EAB for nearly ten years on USDA project dollars from APHIS and the US Forest Service. Work with Purdue University and Michigan State University on Emerald Ash Borer University continues. 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 the Stone-garden is much smaller than the previous generation, they enjoy growing produce from their garden and chickens too. Amy and her husband have two grown children and one grandchild.