Ken Johnson

Horticulture Educator
University of Illinois Extension

Ken Johnson is the Horticulture Educator serving Calhoun, Cass, Greene, Morgan, and Scott Counties. His educational efforts focus on fruit and vegetable production, pest management, and beneficial insects. Through his programming efforts, he aims to increase backyard food production and foster a greater appreciation of insects. He is one of the authors of the Good Growing Blog and one of the Good Growing Podcast hosts.Ken received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Illinois College in 2006. He earned his doctorate in Plant Medicine (DPM) as well as a certificate in Plant Pest Risk Assessment and Management from the University of Florida in 2012. While at the University of Florida, he received a National Needs Fellowship and worked at IPM Florida. There he assisted in maintaining their website and in the production of extension material on integrated pest management (IPM).

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