Local residents who want to learn about gardening or have a question about pesticides have a new person to turn to.
Sarah Speedy has been hired as the agricultural natural resources extension educator through the Johnson County Purdue Extension. She starts Feb. 1.
Speedy has a master’s degree in animals and public policy from Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Purdue University.
She has worked with the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Speedy will run the master gardener programming, Agriculture Days with the schools, the pesticide applicators re-certification program and help with other extension programming.