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Students and Faculty in the News
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.

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.

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
 

Kansas Nursery and Landscape Association (KNLA) Awards Two Scholarships
Molly Palmer and Brady Hendricks, were recently awarded Kansas Nursery and Landscape Association Scholarships at the Western Trade Show. Scholarship recipients are rated on their academic achievements, involvement, dependability, honesty, motivation, and attitude. Students are required to write a short essay discussing both their academic and career goals.  Read more....

Two New Horticulture Classes Offered this Spring
New horticulture courses are being offered this Spring. HORT 780, Health-Promoting Phytochemicals: Fruits and Vegetables and HORT 725, Postharvest Technology and Physiology of Horticultural Crop.  These courses will be delivered via videoconferencing technology to the KSU Manhattan and Olathe Campuses. Two flyers describing the courses are attached here: HORT 780 & HORT 725.