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Jon Traunfeld

Regional Specialist
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Primary Expertise: 
Agriculture
Expertise: 
Gardening
Biography: 

Jon Traunfeld is an extension specialist and director and state master gardener coordinator for the Home and Garden Information Center and the Maryland Master Gardener Program. He has more than 30 years of horticultural experience.

He is a frequently sought after expert on home gardening, growing fruits and vegetables and pest management, and has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Associated Press and The New York Times, and on The Martha Stewart Show.

In his current position, Traunfeld focuses on small-scale food production through the Grow It Eat It program. He has additional experience developing community gardens and training master gardeners. 

Education: 
M.S. Agricultural Extension Education, University of Tennessee