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Associate Dean David Acker honored for Mpirigiti Rural Taining Center

An the annual spring banquet on April 22, 2018, students and faculty honored Dr. David Acker, Associate Dean in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, for his leadership in the building of the Mpirigiti Training Center in Kamuli, Uganda.  Dr. Acker was a key member of a team that created the Center for Sustainable…


Department of Horticulture Welcomes Newest Faculty Member

Grant Thompson earned bachelor’s degrees in horticulture and landscape architecture in 2007 from Iowa State University.  After graduating, Grant worked as an associate and project landscape architect at Genus Landscape Architects in Des Moines, earning his professional license in 2011.  Grant was involved with many sustainable design and ecologically sensitive projects including restoration efforts at…


Alum of the Month: Heather Lappe, Wright Outdoor Solutions

Heather Lappe graduated in Horticulture in December 2016.  Heather is from Marion, Iowa. Heather’s major job responsibilities are:  Working as a design associate.  Heather’s responsibilities include measuring sites, putting together basemaps and designs, shadowing designers, working on/with crews, and any other learning opportunities that arise. We asked Heather what she likes most about her position. …


Horticulture Students Participate in National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Horticulture students attended the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) at Alamance Community College in North Carolina March 14-17, 2018.  Participants in the three-day event demonstrated their skills in 30 real-world competitive events and networked with some of the top industry companies as well as dozens of the biggest industry manufacturers and suppliers.  The team from…


IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY ALUM AMONG TOP 2018 HONOREES IN US GARDENING

The American Horticultural Society is pleased to announce that Kelly D. Norris of Des Moines, Iowa, is the recipient of its newest award, the Emerging Horticultural Professional Award.  He joins 11 other distinguished national award recipients for 2018, all of whom represent the best in American gardening and horticulture.


CONGRATULATIONS TO KRISTINE LANG

Congratulations to Kristine Lang for winning the 1st place award at the 2018 Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture (GPSA) Research Symposium held on April 18th, 2018.


ALUM OF THE MONTH: MICHAEL SEIBERT, COUNTRY LANDSCAPES, INC. (CLEAR LAKE BRANCH)

Michael Seibert graduated in Horticulture with an emphasis in Landscape Design and Build with a minor in Agronomy. Michael’s major job responsibilities are:  Assistant Crew Foreman, Nursery Operations, Horticulturist, Foundation Plantings Designer. We asked Michael what he likes most about his position.  I love seeing designs fold out to become really awesome builds.  Our crew…


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