Margaret Kelly

Assistant Director, Division of Plant Industry

Margaret oversees certification of grapevines as virus tested for New York State. She has worked together with New York grapevine nurseries, Cornell University plant pathologists and Cooperative Extension Specialists to update NY’s grapevine certification program. Margaret has a MSPA in Public Administration from Sage Graduate School and a BS in Horticulture from Cornell University. She previously worked as cooperative extension agent in both New York and Massachusetts. Margaret strives to make the regulations around selling plants, plant products and virus certified materials understandable and manageable for the horticulture industry.