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Congratulations to Dr. Shuizhang Fei

Congratulations to Dr. Shuizhang Fei, who was recently named recipient of the AgOnline Teacher of the Year 2018 Award for his course Crop Genetics:  Agronomy / Horticulture 506 for the Plant Breeding Master’s program.  Dr. Fei is one of two outstanding faculty teaching online that received the award this year.  This award is student nominated…


Alum of the Month: Evan Alderman, Program Chair and Instructor, Horticulture and Turfgrass Management Program, Southeast Community College, Beatrice, Nebraska

Evan Alderman graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture in the Spring 2014.  Evan is from Waterloo, Iowa. Evan’s major job responsibilities are being both a program chair and instructor which means that he has a wide variety responsibilities.  For his program chair role, he is responsible for class scheduling, catalog and curriculum development,…


Robison named CALS Dean

Daniel Robison from West Virginia University has been named the next Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station.  He will begin his tenure no later than March 31, 2019.


Alum of the Month: Adam Thoms, Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Iowa State

Adam Thoms graduated in Horticulture with Turfgrass Option in May 2006.  Adam is from Waverly, Iowa. Adam’s major job responsibilities are teaching Sports Turf Management and Irrigation classes, conduct turfgrass research, and serve as the Turfgrass Extension Specialist for Iowa. We asked Adam what he likes most about his position.  I really enjoy interacting with…


Congratulations to the ISU Horticulture Club MACHS 2018 Participants

Last week the Horticulture Club traveled to Fort Collins, CO to participate in the 2018 MACHS (Mid-America Collegiate Horticultural Society) annual competition.  MACHS is a society created to promote an awareness of the profession of Horticulture, to create a medium of communication for Horticultural students, and to exchange club and professional ideas.  Along with the…


Make Plans to Attend the Horticulture Field Day

Join Iowa Public Radio for a field day at the ISU Horticulture Research Station on Saturday, September 29th from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.  We’ll have farm tours, apple sorting demos, kid’s games, high tunnel tours, and a farmer’s market.  You’ll have a chance to meet and ask YOUR horticulture questions of Charity Nebbe, host of…


The Department of Horticulture was prominent at the 4th Annual Local Foods Festival, held on central campus, on September 19, 2018

Over 2,000 students and ISU/community members tasted local foods from some of the 30 vendors, including the ISU Horticulture Club, the Horticulture Farm, and the Organic Ag Program.  Horticulture students also participated in the Good Earth Student Farm booth.  Festival-goers learned about organic and horticultural practices while sampling apples from the Hort Farm and taking…


2018 Turfgrass Field Day September 11th

What a great day for the Iowa State University Field Day.  Close to 200 participants made their way to the ISU Horticulture Research Station to learn about turfgrass management from one of the best “turf teams” in the country.  And can you believe this was Dr. Christians’ 40th field day?  Quite the run Nick.  Congratulations! …


Fulbright Scholar Learns about Iowa’s Community Farmers

Theo (Thanh) Nguyen is a new graduate student from Vietnam, working on his M.S. in Horticulture.  Theo originally applied for his Fulbright scholarship two years in advance of arriving for Fall semester 2018 at Iowa State.  For his thesis, Theo is examining the impact of community gardens/farms on Iowa’s immigrant communities.  Farmers he has connected…


Alum of the Month: Chris Hickman, Golf Course Superintendent, The Falls at Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort

Chris Hickman graduated in Horticulture in May 2006.  Chris is from Larchwood, Iowa. Chris’s major job responsibilities since being hired, initially he was responsible for overseeing the construction and grow-in phases of the 18 hole Golf Course.  He is now responsible for everything associated with the maintenance of the golf course and resort grounds.  This…


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