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Students and Faculty in the News
Davis, Educator of the Year Award
Dr. Greg Davis was awarded the 2015 Academic Education Foundation Educator of the Year Award. This prestigious, national award recognizes educators who have been passionate supporters and tireless ambassadors of the landscape industry. Recipients of the award are individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty by contributing time, energy and enthusiasm to their programs; and show dedication to the education of future industry leaders. This video was shown during the award presentation.

PLANET Team Places 8th out of 65 Collegiate Teams
The Kansas State Landscape Contracting Team, consisting of 26 members, was awarded 8th out of 65 colleges and universities on March 15 at the competition closing ceremony at North Carolina State. This is an annual three-day competitive event among students enrolled in horticultural programs across the country; entirely sponsored and judged by industry leaders. Students compete in 28 events directly related to the skills necessary for professional landscape industry careers. This event also hosts the largest career fair in the country allowing students to meet and interact with prospective industry employers.  Read more....

Friends of the KSU Gardens Bus Trip to Wichita
Friends sponsored bus trip to Wichita's Botanica Gardens to see the 1000's of Tulips in bloom.  Cost is all inclusive $75 per person, Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Kansas State Agriculturist, spring 2015 has three articles with HFRR’s faculty and students featured.  The first one is on page 36, K-State Knows Koalas, Jeff Skibins and Peg McBee; the second article page 38, Irrigating Excellence, Cathie Lavis; and the third, page 56, Pack that Patio, about the Horticulture Club preparing a patio in front of Throckmorton.  Click here to see the Kansas State Agriculturist, click on Spring 2015 issue and go to the top, right side of the page to turn it.

Save-the-Date - KSU Gardens Gala
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Friday, June 5, 2015
6:30 pm, in the KSU Gardens
Dueling Pianos Plus
Cost: $100 per person

January Turf Travels
The turf team has been travelling the globe in January to deliver education at conferences outside of the state.
Dr. Dale Bremer was an invited speaker at the Toyo Green turf conference in Tokyo, Japan.  He was one of only two invited U.S. speakers at the meeting (pictured above).

Dr. Jack Fry was a keynote speaker at the Quebec Golf Course Superintendents meeting in Quebec City, and also spoke at the New England Turfgrass Conference in Providence, Rhode Island.
Dr. Steve Keeley was also an invited speaker at the New England Turfgrass Conference in Providence, Rhode Island (pictured to left).
Dr. Jared Hoyle was an invited speaker at the Iowa Turfgrass Conference in Altoona, Iowa and also presented at the Sport Turf Managers meeting in Denver, Colorado and the Southern Weed Science Society meeting in Savannah, Georgia.