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      Annette Swanberg


Business Objectives

To establish my own business as a grower of speciality annuals and vegetables in the Central Ohio area.

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1970.
Master of Business Administration, Pepperdine University, 1977.

Contributed to the development of the OSU Master Gardener web site.

Participated in several conferences and workshops on specialty crops production and direct marketing.


Specialty Vegetable Grower

Sold heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash and peppers plus a value-added product (fresh salsa) at the Homegrown and Homemade in Hilliard Farmers Market during the summer of 1998.  Sold out of production on each market day (Saturday) and grossed $500 for the season.
Franklin County Master Gardener
Completed the Franklin County Master Gardener training program in 1995 and worked in certified status since that time.  Programs I participate in include: Cluster Project (leader) -- Central Ohio Vegetable Variety Trials; Home Gardener Series -- Gardening 101 and Backyard Vegetable Gardening; Gardening InfoLine; OSU Short Course for the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association; Chadwick Arboretum Annual Plant Sale; Franklin County Master Gardeners Advisory Committee; and International Master Gardeners Committee.
In addition, each year I complete my recertification educational requirements by completing the following courses: Perennial Plant Association P.L.A.N.T. Seminar, OSU/ONLA Short Course and Ohio State Master Garderner State Conference plus other specialized courses and seminars offered by OSU.
Interests - personal

        Gardening, cooking, reading, folk art, travel.

Contact Information

       7245 Davis Rd.
          Hilliard, OH  43026