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Shade Tree Short Course – Register Today!

The 2018 Iowa State University Shade Tree Short Course is now open for registration!  The short course will again take place at the Scheman Building in Ames, Iowa, February 20-22, 2018. Click here to register.  http://www.cpm.iastate.edu/shadetree


Alum of the Month: Anna Underhill, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota

Anna Underhill graduated in Horticulture and Agronomy in May 2016.  Anna is from Eagan, Minnesota. Anna’s major job responsibilities involves collecting and analyzing data relating to cold-hardy wine grape breeding efforts; specifically, working on high-throughput phenotyping methods for cluster compactness and the genetic basis of phenology in our populations.  During planting in the spring, pollination…


Congratulations To Dr. Cindy Haynes

Congratulations to Dr. Cindy Haynes, recipient of the “2018 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences “Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Award“.


Master Gardeners Work to Decrease Food Insecurity

Master Gardener volunteers donated produce grown in 15 counties as well as demonstration gardens from six Iowa State research farms as part of the Growing Together initiative.  The total donation came to 74,841 pounds of fruits and vegetables that went to more than 75 locations across the state. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/node/43999/


DR CHRIS CURREY HOSTED ISU GREENHOUSE SHORT COURSE

On November 3rd, 120 greenhouse growers came from across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, and Illinois for the 4th Annual Iowa State University Greenhouse Short Course.  This year’s guest speakers were Erik Runkle (Michigan State University), Rosa Raudales (University of Connecticut), and Suzanne Wainwright-Evans (Buglady Consulting).  They joined Iowa State’s Chris Currey and Mark…


ALUM OF THE MONTH: ERIN BOHLIN, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT / DRAFTER AT RGA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS IN PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA

Erin Bohlin graduated in Horticulture with an emphasis in Landscape Design in May 2015.  Erin is from Dubuque, Iowa. Erin’s major job responsibilities are to take the concepts and hand-drawings from the LAs and other Designer and plug everything into AutoCAD/LandFX to create official drawings, ranging from Conceptual to Preliminary and frequently Construction Drawings.  She…


ISU HORTICULTURE CLUB ANNUAL POINSETTIA SALE

The ISU Horticulture Club is selling poinsettias Thrusday, November 30th, 2017 through Saturday, December 2nd, 2017.  Poinsettias were grown and taken care of by members of the ISU Horticulture Club in the Horticulture Greenhouses. Poinsettias may either be preordered by submitting a preorder form (located below) by November 13th, 2017 or purchased at our selling…


ALUM OF THE MONTH: ANDREW FOY, AMERICORPS VISTA YOUTH & FOOD COORDINATOR, MALAMA KAUA’I, ISLAND OF KAUA’i, HAWAII

Andrew Foy graduated in Horticulture – Landscape Design, Installation, & Maintenance Option Entrepreneurial Studies Minor in May 2015.  Andrew is from Waverly, Iowa. Since last September, Andrew has been working as an AmeriCorps VISTA Youth and Food Programs Coordinator at Malama Kaua’i a 501(c)3 non-profit that’s working towards a number of sustainability initiatives on the…


ALUM OF THE MONTH: DANIELLE MASSA, LANDSCAPE DESIGN TRAINEE, BACHMAN’S

Danielle Massa graduated in Horticulture December 2016.  Danielle is an assistant to one of the lead designers.  She creates base maps, hand draws and colors render final plans and writes up estimates.  Danielle is from Aurora, Illinois. We asked Danielle what she likes most about this position.  “The creativity combined with horticulture!  First and foremost,…


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