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Horticulture and Natural Resources

Horticulture Students


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

Students Visit Campus


HaskellStudentsHaskell 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

BHochBraden 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....

Students from Across the Country Visit National Parks

Sharp_NtlParks2018Dr. Ryan Sharp led a group of 10 Ph.D. and M.S. students from across the country, in a week long experience in Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve and Death Valley National Park in California. These student came together as part of the Park Break program sponsored by the George Wright Society, a professional conservation organization, and funded through the National Park Service. The students, along with mangers from the parks and faculty from Clemson University and Kansas State University spent the week discussing visitor use management. The students gathered a great deal of information that will be used to generate a report to the parks that will assist in long term visitor use management planning.