Tom Kon Appointed New Apple Physiologist

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Tom Kon has accepted the position of Multi-State Apple Physiologist in our department and will begin work at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center on September 1st. Tom is finishing his PhD at Penn State this summer.

I want to thank Dr. Mike Parker and the Search and Screen Committee for their excellent work. Mike especially committed so much of his time in communications and travel to lead the committee, direct the search, and conduct the interviews here and at Mill’s River. Thank you, also, to Michelle Healey for making the arrangements for the three candidate’s interviews. The entire process engaged a team of caring individuals for whom I am grateful.

Please extend a hearty Horticulture welcome to Tom at

From Wayne Buhler, Interim Department Head