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
K-State Horticulture Alumni - Thriving Botanicals
Check out an interior plantscaping business owned and operated by K-State horticulture alumni Joanne (Rayer) Rush and Ryan Rush! Thriving Botanicals (http://www.thrivingbotanicals.com) specializes in interior plant design and maintenance in the Houston, Texas, area. It's great to see where K-State Horticulture can take you!
Welcome to the World of Flowers
Two K-State students who have just wrapped up six-month internships are featured in the American Floral Endowment's new video 'Welcome to the World of Flowers.' The video features Kendell Lolley speaking about why internships are a valuable part of an education in horticulture, and photos of both Matt Briggs and Kendell while on their internships at Tagawa Greenhouses in Colorado and New Mexico, and Smith Gardens in Oregon, respectively.
Three Kansas Arborist Association Scholarships Awarded
The Kansas Arborist Association (KAA) awarded three $2000.00 scholarships to three tree-loving students. Students received the checks first-hand at the KAA awards banquet, January 12 at the Shade Tree Conference. From left to right, Dr. Cathie Lavis, Horticulture Scholarship Coordinator, Bruce Moore, Wichita, KS; Lauren Walz, Garden City, KS and Caitlin Carlson, Falun, KS.
Horticulture Graduate Student Awarded First Place at K-State Graduate Research Forum
K-State HNR graduate student, Ross Braun competed in the poster competition against other K-State graduate students at the 2017 Kansas State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery Forum in Manhattan, KS. Ross placed 1st in the Agricultural Sciences poster session and was awarded a $500 scholarship prize, the title of his poster was "Nitrous Oxide Emissions in a Turfgrass Environment." Congrats Ross!
Undergraduate Students Compete in Research Symposium
Last Friday, three undergraduate turfgrass science students completed in the Gamma Sigma Delta Undergraduate Research Poster Competition; Dani McFadden, Peyton South and Gage Knudson. Peyton South (right) received 1st place and a 100 dollar monetary prize. Congrats to Peyton and a job well done to Dani (middle) and Gage (right)!