To explore fruit production and marketing opportunities for both current and future Ohio producers to help them increase the profitability and diversification of their farming operations.


Dr. Gary Gao, extension specialist for small fruit crops and associate professor, leads the research and extension programs in commercial fruit products. He currently conducts applied research and extension programs in the areas of blackberries and raspberries, blueberries, currants and gooseberries, and winegrapes. Additional fruit crops can be added where needs and financial support are identified. For additional information, email Gary Gao or call him at 740-289-2071, ext. 123