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The people of the Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources (HNR) at Kansas State University are dedicated to improving lives through dynamic, diverse education and research programs.

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Students & Faculty in the News

Rivard to Receive Sustainable Agriculture Grant

Cary Rivard at Kansas State University in Olathe, KS has been recently selected to receive a $89,443 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) for the project, "Capacity Building in Urban Food Systems in the North Central Region."

"The goal of this project is to provide educators (extension, not-for-profits, K-12, and community college) with opportunities to establish themselves as leaders in urban food systems," said Rivard. Read more...

Sikorsky Receives Conference Scholarship

Kristen Sikorsky Receiving ScholarshipPMC graduate student, Kristen Sikorsky, receiving a scholarship to attend the National Recreation and Parks Association conference in Annapolis, MD.

Motolai Receives Two National Greenhouse Industry Scholarships

Gergely MotolaiGergely Motolai has been awarded two national scholarships through the American Floral Endowment, the Dedman Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) and National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association Scholarship ($500). Gary is a senior majoring in horticulture science and minoring in entomology. His focus is on in greenhouse production and entomology. Motolai is working at Bird’s Botanicals and at the Kansas State University Greenhouses. “I am interested in research and teaching. My main goal would be to work at a University and teach the next generation of horticulturists, conducting research that would help the horticulture industry as a whole,” said Motolai.

Local Floral Designer Earns Certification and Invite to Distinguished Floral Group

Irina SheshukovaIrina Sheshukova, instructor at Kansas State University has been recognized by the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD®) as a recipient of its coveted Certified Floral Designer (CFD®) designation.

Irina was granted this designation after successfully completing the Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE) that took place on July 4, immediately prior to AIFD's National Symposium "Awaken" in Las Vegas, Nev. Symposium is the floral industry's leading floral design education event. Read more...