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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….

fDon’t forget to register for the Department of Horticulture Alumni Dinner. Registration deadline is February 1, 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…


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…


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