Mike is a tree fruit specialist with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP). Mike delivers educational programming and conducts applied research relevant to orchards across the Eastern New York region, primarily in the areas of cultural orchard practices and pest management. He also teaches an online beginning orchard course through the Cornell Small Farms Program and is involved in planning statewide hard cider programming through Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Hard Cider Program work team. Mike earned his MS in horticulture from Penn State University and worked as an extension educator at Penn State Extension prior to joining the ENYCHP. When not in the orchards, he can be found hiking the Adirondack woods, or exploring the many historic sites of Eastern New York.