Gary William Micsky
- BS Agricultural Science, Penn State University 1987
- M.Ag. Forest Resources, Penn State University 2005
Micsky has served in his role of Extension Educator since 1996 with prior experience in agronomic crop services; veterinary/ embryo transfer technician services; and commercial cow/calf production.
Micsky has participated on the Multi-State Research Project No:NE1333 "Biological Improvement of Chestnut through Technologies that Address Management of the Species, its Pathogens and Pests" since 2008. Program areas include leadership and volunteer development, and natural resource and environmental management.
NE1333 Extension objectives include:
I. Develop and evaluate blight resistant chestnut trees for food and fiber through traditional and molecular approaches that incorporate knowledge of the chestnut genome.
II. Investigate chestnut reestablishment in orchard and forest settings with special consideration of the current and historical knowledge of the species and its interactions with other pests and pathogens.
III. Develop and utilize a network of trained volunteer Citizen Scientists who can be informed electronically to assist in multiple chestnut restoration activities
IV. Apply knowledge gained and trained volunteers to assist in research and education efforts for other tree species of concern.