Vicky Bertagnolli

Consumer Horticulture Extension Agent
Horticulture Program Team, Aiken County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: Aiken
Phone: 803-508-7735


 Educational Background

M.S. Entomology
Auburn University 2016

B.S. Wildlife Sciences
Auburn University 2000

A.A. General Studies
James H. Faulkner Community College 1997

 Courses Taught

Virtual Master Gardener Training Course
Aiken County Master Gardener Training Course
Lexington County Master Gardener Training Course
Midlands Master Gardener Training Course
Pesticide Calibration and Safety Workshop
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Licensing Prep Course


Vicky Bertagnolli is the Consumer Horticulture Agent, Virtual Extension Agent, and local "bug geek" in Aiken County. Prior to joining Clemson as an Extension Agent in January 2008, Vicky spent seven years as a Research Technician for Auburn University's Alabama Fire Ant Management Program and also worked part-time for a pest control company. Vicky's areas of expertise are imported fire ants and management, insect identification, and urban pest management using integrated pest management (IPM). Vicky conducts Master Gardener Training Courses in Aiken County, makes regular appearances on SCETV's Making It Grow, travels the state for speaking engagements, and writes "What is it? Wednesday".

Vicky holds a B.S. in Wildlife Sciences from Auburn University and was awarded her M.S. in Entomology from Auburn University August 6, 2016.