Tracey Lynn Harpster

  • Extension Educator, Pesticide Education
Tracey Lynn Harpster
223 Special Services Building
University Park 16802
Work Phone: 814-865-5192

Areas of Expertise

  • Christmas Tree Production
  • Curriculum Development
  • Landscape Establishment and Maintenance
  • Nursery and Ornamental Production
  • Pesticide Safety
  • Program Delivery
  • Turfgrass
  • Weed Control/Vegetation Management


  1. M.S. in Horticulture from Penn State (2011)
  2. B.S. in Horticulture from Penn State (1983)

Tracey is an Extension Educator in Pesticide Education Program. She develops and presents educational materials for extension educators and various clientele including pesticide applicators and related groups at seminars, conferences, and workshops. She is a 1983 (Bachelor of Science) and 2011 (Master of Science) graduate of Penn State's Horticulture department.

Tracey has extensive experience in the production/maintenance and vegetation management (weed control) of turf, landscape, nursery and Christmas trees. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan (P4) Task Force and Treasurer of the Hort Alumni Group.