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Ward Upham

Ward Upham

Extension Associate

Master Gardener, Horticultural Information Center, Horticulture Newsletter Editor
wupham@ksu.edu

Kansas State University
3027 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-1438
Fx: +1-785-532-6949

Biography & Education

Biography

As the State Master Gardener Coordinator, Mr. Upham works a lot with the education component of the program, teaching classes at each of the 10 sites statewide.

Through the Internet, Upham publishes the weekly Horticulture Newsletter, which is written primarily for homeowners. The newsletter addresses common plant problems, basic plant care, and also features a “Pest of the Week.”

Also, Upham runs the Horticulture Response Center, which was started in 1996. The program is known for its’ Rapid Response' with 90% of questions answered within 24 hours.

Education
  • M.S. Turfgrass Science, Kansas State University (1982)
  • B.S. Biological Education, Kansas State University (1976)

Publications

  • Kimberly Williams, Chad Miller, Ward Upham. 2016. Relationship between High School Student Participation in State-level Future Farmers of America Career Development Events and Matriculation at the Host University: A Case Study in Horticulture at Kansas State University. Hort Technology (accepted for publication)
  • Cheryl Boyer, Charles Barden, Jason Griffin, Ward Upham. 2011. Pruning Shrubs, K-State Research & Extension Publication MF-2998