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Alum of the Month: Jacob Graber, Greenhouse Grower at Green Circle Growers

Jacob Graber graduated in Horticulture with an emphasis in Greenhouse Management and Fruit and Vegetable Production May 2015.  Jacob  grows orchids in a very large greenhouse.  The Orchid Range covers more than 25 acres with four major sections:  Young Plants, Growing, Cooling and Staging.  I manage over the cooling section with the help of an…


2017 ISU Fruit and Vegetable Field Day

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 2017 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day at the Horticulture Research Station, Ames IA on August 7, 2017.  Drs. Ajay Nair and Diana Cochran in the Department of…


Neely-Kinyon Field Day

Iowa State University Field Day to Highlight Sustainable, Organic Research Practices Aug. 22    


Alum of the Month: Katrina Lansman

Katrina Lansman is the Project Manager at Lanoha Nurseries in Omaha, Nebraska. Hometown:  Harlan, Iowa Major and Graduation Date:  Bachelor of Science in horticulture with a focus in landscape design, Fall 2015.  Master of Science in horticulture, Fall 2016. Major Job/Position Responsibilities:  At Lanoha Nurseries I am working directly under a very talented designer where…


MICHAEL DOSMANN NAMED KEEPER OF THE LIVING COLLECTIONS OF THE ARNOLD ARBORETUM

BOSTON, MA:  The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is pleased to announce that  Dr. Michael S. Dosmann has been named Keeper of the Living Collections, a rare and (nearly) singular honor bestowed by the institution.  Curator of the Living Collections at the Arboretum since 2007, Dr. Dosmann’s new title reflects his outstanding stewardship of the…


ALUM OF THE MONTH

Name:  Emily Swihart Title and Company:  Design Specialist/Field Coordinator with Trees Forever Hometown:  New Liberty, Iowa Major and Graduation Date:  Horticulture, May 2007 Major Job/Position Responsibilities:  I am responsible for volunteer coordination in eastern Iowa, I managee our Trails Visioning Program and I am the landscape designer on staff with my work focusing on trail…


CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. CINDY HAYNES

Dr. Cindy Haynes has been selected to receive the 2017 American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Outstanding Undergraduate Educator Award.  Cindy will be officially honored at the Awards Ceremony during the 114th ASHS Annual Conference in Hawaii in September.  Congratulations Cindy!


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