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Erika Szonntag
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I hope you are all doing well. I’m writing to share some news that my last day with OSU Extension will be May 31, 2022.  My partner got a new job with the US Forest Service in Colorado, so we are moving back there (I lived there prior to moving to Oregon, and we are very excited for this opportunity to move back). We are actually moving in about 2 weeks, and I will work remotely from mid-March to the end of May. I will still be available by email and phone. Heidi Gehman, our administrative office manager whose office is across the hall from the Plant Clinic, will be an in-person contact for any logistical things related to the MG Program. Her contact information is

I have enjoyed getting to know and working closely with many of you over the last few years. While I’ll still be ‘here’ for a couple of more months, I wanted to let everyone know of this transition. I wish you all the best and talk to you soon!