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ALUM OF THE MONTH JIM NAU

Name:  Jim Nau Title and Company:  Cultural Advisor and Manager of the Ball Horticultural Company Archives Hometown:  Mt. Pleasant, Iowa Major and Graduation Date:  Horticulture, Class of 1982 Major job/Position Responsibilities:  I was the head of the Gardens at Ball for 34 years and now I am using the information collected to populate the photo…


DR. NICK CHRISTIANS RECEIVES THE COLONEL JOHN MORLEY DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Congratulations to Dr. Nick Christians who was presented with the GCSAA Colonel John Morley Distinguished Service Award.  This award is presented annually to an individual or individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the golf course superintendent’s profession. Individuals must be nominated by a GCSAA member, an affiliated chapter or a…


ALUM OF THE MONTH NICOLE AND STEVE JONAS

Name:  Nicole and Steve Jonas Title and Company:  Red Granite Farm, owners Hometown:  We are located in rural Boone County Major and Graduation Date:  Horticulture Steve 2001, Nicole 2002 Major Job/Position Responsibilities:  Well, where do I start?!  Steve also works full time so he does a lot of the growing and behind the scenes stuff,…


ATTENTION HORTICULTURE AND GRS GRADUATES….

Don’t forget to register for the Department of Horticulture Alumni Dinner. Registration deadline has been extended to April 15, 2017. Please make your reservation now.


GRS WELCOMES NEW LECTURERS, SWOBODA AND ZIMMERMAN

Catherine Swoboda and Emily Zimmerman will continue their adventure at Iowa State University on Jan. 1, 2017 as new lecturers in Global Resource Systems (GRS) – a college-wide major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Catherine Swoboda Catherine Swoboda earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy in 2008 and master’s degree in crop production…


SHADE TREE SHORT COURSE – REGISTER TODAY!

The 2017 Iowa State University Shade Tree Short Course is now open for registration!  The short course will again take plce at the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa, February 21-23, 2017.  Day 1 (Feb 21) is the INLA day in which you can take part in a variety of testing opportunities as well as the…


ALUM OF THE MONTH JACOB THOMAS

Name:  Jacob Thomas Title and Company:  Jacob E. Thomas Owner, JET Produce and Meats, LLC Hometown:  Leavenworth, Kansas Major and Graduation Date:  December 2013 with two bachelors degrees, one in Horticulture and the other in Animal Science Major Job/Position Responsibilities:  Complete management of a working vegetable and livestock farm.  Crop planning, planting, harvest, field maintenance,…


THIRD ANNUAL HORTICULTURE RESEARCH RETREAT

The Third Annual Horticulture Research Retreat was held on November 18, 2016, in the ISU Memorial Union.  Keynote speakers at the Retreat were Dr. Penny Perkins-Veazie, Professor, North Carolina University, speaking on “Horticulture and Health:  The New Pot of Gold,” and Dr. Bruce Bugbee, Professor, Utah State University, addressing the challenge of growing crops where…


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