Symposium Speakers

Kip Hall is a Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude B.S. graduate in Biology (Marietta College, Ohio). His M.S. is in Forest Resources (Penn State). Kip is in his 22nd year of teaching at ABAC. His current title is Asst. Prof. of Forest Resources. Among the courses he teaches most frequently are Dendrology, Forest Ecology and Soils, and Silviculture. Kip has an avid interest in backyard wildlife.

Dr. Jean Williams-Woodward came to UGA as an Associate Professor & Extension Plant Pathologist after receiving her B.S. & M. S. degrees from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, and Ph. D. in plant pathology from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul. She currently has statewide responsibility for developing educational programs on plant diseases and their control in commercial greenhouse and nursery ornamental production, forestry and Christmas tree plantations. She also works closely with UGA Extension Plant Pathology Plant disease clinic in Athens. She is responsible for formulating disease management recommendations for commercial ornamental & forestry samples. She teaches several courses on the Athens campus, including Ornamental Pest Management and clinical Plant Pathology.

Danna Cain, ASLA, has been a landscaping professional for 30 years. Beginning her career in New Orleans, Louisiana as a landscape artist, garden designer and horticulturist, her rigorous on-the-job training gave her the experience necessary to pass the national board exams and become registered as a landscape architect. She is now licensed in Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina and has national certification. Danna is the owner of Home & Garden Design, Inc., which is a residential-only design/build company, located in Atlanta. Her projects have received many awards and have been featured on garden tours and in magazines such as Organic Gardening and Better Homes & Gardens. She has served on the board of directors for the Georgia Green Industry Association and is a leader in creating the "New Urban Landscape" which combines techniques from organic gardening, xeriscaping, rainharvesting, and permaculture to create an attractive landscape that's sustainable and healthy for people, pets, wildlife and the environment.

Ernest Koone is the owner of Lazy K Nursery and Garden Delights Garden Center, both of which are located in Pine Mountain, Georgia. He is a second generation azalea grower who has been selecting and cultivating deciduous azaleas for many years and has supplied native azaleas to many public gardens and arboreta throughout the U.S. His plants, which include a variety of native trees and shrubs, are among the highest quality natives for sale in the south.

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