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ALUM OF THE MONTH: JOHN GOODER, COO OF PLANTPEDDLER INC.

John Gooder graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Horticulture with a Greenhouse option, minored in Ag Entrepreneurial Studies, in May of 2014. John is from Cresco, IA. John’s major job responsibilities include being the COO. His main responsibilities range from managing the ship out process at Plantpeddler, hard-goods purchasing for all seasons, and facility…


Horticulture Club Annual Poinsettia Sale

The Horticulture Club is selling poinsettias Wednesday, December 4, 2019 through Saturday, December 7, 2o19. Ponsettias were grown and taken care of by memebers of the Horticulture Club in the Horticulture Greenhouses. The day and locations of our sale are as follows/ Each location will be open from 10 am to 3 pm: Wednesday, December…


Ben Pease Wins 1st Place in Poster Competition

Congratulations to Ben Pease for winning first place in the graduate student poster competition at the American Society of Agronomy Meetings in San Antionio mid November. Great job, Ben!


ALUM OF THE MONTH: MICHAEL GOODER, OWNER AND OPERATOR OF PLANTPEDDLER INC.

Michael Gooder graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Horticulture with a Turf & Ag Business emphasis in May of 1980. Michael is from Cresco, IA. Michael’s major job responsibilities include being the President and CEO. He is responsible for leading and administration of the company including: Vision for the future, forward planning, financial goals,…


ISU Hort Club Students Receive Top Award

Congratulations to the following students attending MACHS (Mid-America Collegiate Horticulture Society) at University of Wisconsin at River Falls, WI this weekend. Ellen Sattler, Emily Meader, Connor Evers, Grant Hughes, Henric Krause, Justin Wigdahl, Sarah Steffen, Teresa Pelzer, Lori Croghan, and Leah Henderson.  Every student did amazing in the competition. The Official Team members included Sarah…


ALUM OF THE MONTH: SCOTT SOLAR, INTERIOR LANDSCAPER AT MALL OF AMERICA

Scott Solar graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Horticulture with minors in fruit and vegetable production and management in Spring of 2013. Scott is from is from Marion, IA. Scott’s major job responsibilities include taking care of the garden beds in a section of the Mall of America theme park. This includes watering, cleaning…


ALUM OF THE MONTH: ZACK SARGENT, INVENTORY MANAGER AT FIORE NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE SUPPLY

Zack Sargent graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Horticulture with a minor in entrepreneurial studies in Fall of 2012. Zack is from is from Wauconda, IL. Zack’s major job responsibilities include grading, sizing, and labeling all plant material that comes to their yard. That also includes coordinating plant health care needs to ensure their…


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