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Article about Kelly Allsup

Kelly Allsup is your University of Illinois Horticulture Educator serving Livingston, McLean and Woodford Counties. Her program focuses on five areas

-protecting and appreciating the environment

-growing and accessing adequate food to prevent hunger

-positive youth development

-Master Gardener training and leadership

-Master Naturalist training and leadership

Kelly received her degrees from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; and undergraduate in Horticulture and a Masters in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.

Kelly's back ground is in greenhouse management and production, integrated pest management and horticulture education. She was a specialist at the University of Illinois Research greenhouse where she grew plants for horticulture and agriculture classes, assisted with University research projects and conducted the daily operation of the greenhouse.

During her time at the University of Illinois, Kelly taught about beneficial insects, greenhouse production and floral design for multiple University professors. While in graduate school she studied under, Dr. Dave Williams, doing plant growth regulator trials and interning at the University of Illinois Arboretum and Hartley trial Gardens. Dr. Williams helped make Kelly a world traveler by taking her to Italy, Switzerland, Holland, France, England and Canada to visit some of the world's most prestigious gardens.

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