Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Home Horticulture, Plant Propagation, Woody Ornamental Plants, Small Fruits

Ann Chanon is a native of Northeastern Ohio.  She developed her love for woody plants and flowers at an early age.  She turned her passion into a profession by earning a B.S. in Horticulture from The Ohio State University, M.S. in Horticultural Science from Texas A&M University, and Ph.D. in Horticulture and Crop Science from The Ohio State University.  The emphasis for all three degrees was woody plant improvement.  Ann is currently the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator for Lorain County.  Prior to joining Extension, Ann worked for 12 years as a Research Associate at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in the Horticulture and Crop Science Department.   She contributed to a number of projects including, germplasm improvement and domestication of a new crop species, studies on fruit quality and secondary compound production and their impact on human health, and the effect of environmental stress on plant metabolites. Other employment experiences include floral and seed biology technician at Pan American Seed in West Chicago, IL.