Horticulture enriches our lives through gardening and contributing fruits and vegetables to our diets; it improves our environment; it provides recreation in golf courses, parks, and landscapes; and it provides beauty to our homes and public spaces. Careers in Horticulture combine art, science and technology to produce and maintain plants and landscapes.
Four specialization areas offer a broad range of opportunities to prepare for a career in a horticulture profession. Horticulture faculty are dedicated to providing a world-class education. Five different student organizations provide opportunities for industry involvement, travel, and hands-on experiences.
Horticulture Students in the News
Horticulture Students Garner Over $90,000 in Non-University Scholarships
K-State Horticulture students have been awarded an all-time high of $91,600 in scholarship monies from national and regional horticultural organizations. Contributing to this total are Megan Haresnape, a senior from Lebanon majoring in Horticulture Production, who has received the top award of $5,000 from the Joseph Shinoda Scholarship for floriculture students and the Bettinger Scholarship for $2,100 from the American Floral Endowment. Conner Nickerson and Geregly Motolai each completed six-month paid internships in greenhouse production operations during Spring 2018 that ended with $6,000 scholarships from the Vic and Margaret Ball Internship Scholarship fund. ShayeAlta Naaf and Alissa Wells both received scholarships from the Professional Grounds Management Society for $3,000 and $4,000, respectively. Michael Reece received a $5,000 scholarship from Trans-Mississippi Golf Association, and Danielle McFadden was awarded $3,000. K-State Horticulture is helping meet the nation's need for future green collar professionals, and national industry organizations are recognizing these students!
Students Visit Campus
Haskell Indian Nations University students were recently hosted on a visit to campus by Charles Barden, Professor of Forestry. They came to check out future graduate study opportunities in Horticulture and Natural Resources, Vet Medicine, and Psychology. Barden is a frequent guest lecturer on the Haskell campus, and has conducted several collaborative projects with Haskell faculty and students. The group also met with the College of Agriculture Diversity Programs Office, and stopped at Call Hall for our famous ice cream!
Hoch receives Grad Student Teaching Award
Braden Hoch was one of two recipients of the Richard Elmore Brown Outstanding College of Agriculture Graduate Student Teaching Award. Braden is advised by Drs. Chad Miller an Jason Griffin. The Richard Elmore Brown Agriculture Endowment for Graduate Student Teaching Awards in the College of Agriculture provides funding for these awards. Dr. Ernie Minton recognized each winner at the Graduate Student Awards and Recognition Reception on April 23, 2018.
Horticulture Graduate Student Awarded First Place at K-State Graduate Research Forum
Stuart Sprague, a Ph.D student in Horticulture at Kansas State University, received recognition for his research on heat stress in corn at the 15th Capitol Graduate Research Summit. He was one of two Kansas State University winners at the summit. Read more....