Shane Mairet

2009 Graduate

Food Crop Production and Management

“Choosing the ISU Horticulture program was one of the best decisions of my life. The experiences they offered and the friends I made along the way will be things I will treasure forever.”

Dr. Lisa Wasko DeVetter

Graduate

“Iowa State University's Department of Horticulture truly is a world class department that prepares students for success in the professional environment. My time there gave me a wonderful opportunity to gain academic knowledge from experts in the field and the experiential learning that I feel is critical for success after graduation. The department and its people are so wonderful and provide a tremendously supportive environment that creates a great sense of community! ”

Shane Mariet

Graduate

“Choosing the ISU Horticulture program was one of the best decisions of my life. The experiences they offered and the friends I made along the way will be things I will treasure forever. ”

Jacob E. Thomas

2013 Graduate

Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and Horticulture

“Iowa State was the best 4 years of my life. All of the Horticulture professors really seemed to care about my learning and were always willing to help explain a topic further when I was confused. I also met my best friends while in Horticulture Club. Everything I learned while at Iowa State helped me to prepare for a life as a business owner doing the thing I love the most.”

  • Dr. Lisa Wasko DeVetter is an assistant professor at Washington State University and leads the state-wide berry research and extension program.

  • Shane Mariet, is owner of Mairets Garden Center LLC, which is a greenhouse and produce farm in Muscatine, Iowa.

  • Jacob E. Thomas is the founder and owner of JET Produce And Meats in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Our Graduates in the Workforce:

Horticulture Food Crop Production and Management

    • Casey Barickman
      Faculty Member
      Mississippi State University
      Starkville, Mississippi
    • Kirk Bedwell
      Bedwell Gardens
      Norwalk, Iowa
    • Brandon Carpenter
      Hort Research Station
      Iowa State University
      Ames, Iowa
    • Darin Enderton
      Apples on the Avenue Orchard
      Nashua, Iowa
    • Lee Goldsmith
      Natural Resource Technician
      Iowa Department Natural Resources
      Des Moines, Iowa
    • Joe Hannan
      Vegetable Extension Specialist
      Iowa State University
      Ames, Iowa
    • Steve and Nicole Jonas
      Red Granite Farm
      Boone, Iowa
    • Lindsay Meylor
      Justin Vineyards and Winery
      Paso Robles, California
    • Derick Perkins
      CSA Apprentice
      Talkeetna, Alaska
    • Jenna Stalder
      Vineyard Manager
      Fireside Winery
      Marengo, Iowa
    • Jacob Thomas
      Owner Jet Produce
      Leavenworth, Kansas
    • Randall Vos
      Horticulture Instructor and Program Chair
      DMACC
      Ankeny, Iowa

Click To Explore Where Our Graduates Get Planted

  • Horticulture Food Crop Production and Management
  • Horticulture Research
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  • Landscape Design, Installation, and Management
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Greenhouse Plant Production