Mr. John Stone, Academic Specialist and Program Coordinator

(517) 353-5134


  • B.A., Biology, Albion College
  • M.S. Entomology, Michigan State University


  • Develop and revise Pesticide Applicator Certification Manuals
  • Develop and present Pesticide Applicator Recertification training programs
  • New pesticide applicator certification training
  • Web page expansion
  • Respond to pesticide questions
  • Network with Michigan Department of Agriculture regarding certification programs.

Areas of Expertise

  • A commercial certified pesticide applicator for 30 years.
  • Assistant Instructor for the MSU Institute of Agriculture Technology's Lawn and Landscape Management program in Grand Rapids.
  • Michigan Certified Green Industry Professional: Michigan Certified Nurseryman-Landscape Management Specialist.
  • Pesticide applicator training categories: Core-Private and Commercial, 3A- Turfgrass, 3B- Ornamental, 5-Aquatic, and 6-Right of Way.