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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…


LEARN ABOUT GARDEN DESIGN IN AN ONLINE COURSE

Are you interested in learning more about designing beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces?  This five-module online course offered by the Department of Horticulture might be just what you are looking for.  The continuing education course covers the foundations of landscape design in a user-friendly online environment.  The five modules cover the topics of landscape…


ISU HORTICULTURE CLUB POINSETTIA SALE

The ISU Horticulture Club is selling poinsettias Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 through Saturday, December 3rd, 2016.  The poinsettias were grown and taken care of by Horticulture Club members in the Horticulture Greenhouses.  Poinsettias may either be preordered by submitting an order form by November 20th, 2016 or purchased at our selling locations across campus. The…


ALUM OF THE MONTH BEN MATTHEWS

Name:  Ben Matthews Title and Company:  Lead Propagation Grower, Heartland Growers, Westfield, Indiana. Hometown:  Aviston, Illinois Major and Graduation Date:  Horticulture, Greenhouse Management, 2010. Major Job/Position Responsibilities:  I specialize in propagating the plants we grow here at Heartland Growers.  We grow, for wholesale, annuals, fall mums, poinsettias, and herbs.  My responsibilities include all aspects associated…


ALUM OF THE MONTH: LINDA NAEVE

Name:  Linda Naeve Title and Company:  Extension Program Specialist in the Value Added Agriculture Program with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Hometown:  Decorah, Iowa Major and Graduation Date:  BS Horticulture 1977.  MS Horticulture (vegetable crop production) 1980. Major job/Position Responsibilities:  As an Extension horticulture specialist in the Value Added Agriculture Program, I have the…


GERMANY HORTICULTURE STUDY ABROAD TRIP

Don’t Miss the Horticulture Study Abroad Opportunity 2017 Fruit and Vegetable Crop Production in Germany Application Deadline:  11/15/16 geermany_201711-17-3


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DR. AJAY NAIR AND DR. DIANA COCHRAN COORDINATE ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL FRUIT AND VEGETABLE FIELD DAY

2016 ISU  Fruit and Vegetable Field Day 15 August, 2016, Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University   The Department of Horticulture in partnership with Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (IFVGA), Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI) and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture organized the 2016 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day at the Horticulture Research…

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ALUM OF THE MONTH: JOHN NEWTON

Name:  John Newton Company:  Golf Course Superintendent Iowa State University Hometown:  Spirit Lake, Iowa Major and Graduation Date:  Horticulture, February 28th, 1981 Major job/Position Responsibilities:  Manage the Golf Course Facility for Iowa State University What you like most about your job/position:  Working with students of Iowa State University, Having Dr. Christians close for feedback as…


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