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Students and Faculty in the News
Three K-State Horticulture Graduate Students Placed at 2015 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual
Three K-State Horticulture graduate students placed in the oral and poster competitions out of 89 other C5 division graduate students at the 2015 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN last week. Ross Braun placed 2nd in the Turfgrass Cultural Practices, Ecology and Environment graduate student oral session, the title of his talk was “Nitrous Oxide Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in Turfgrass: Effects of Irrigation and N Fertilization.” Evan Alderman placed 2nd in the Golf Course Management and Cultural Practices graduate student oral session, the title of his talk was “Influence of Nitrogen Source and Rate on Fairway Buffalograss Divot Recovery.” Jake Reeves placed 2nd in the Turfgrass Cultural Practices, Ecology and Environment graduate student poster session, the title of his poster was “Influence of Cultivation and Mowing Height on Tall Fescue Conversion to ‘Sharp's Improved II' Buffalograss.”

Two WOEM Students in Washington County New
Noah Parsons and Shane King are featured in the Washington County News with a story on bow hunting in Washington County. Parsons, related to rural Washington residents, introduced his friend Shane King to Washington County when hunting family ground over Halloween weekend. Both are students in the Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management program at Kansas State University.  Read more...

Miller Invited to Judge International Proflora Floriculture Show in Colombia
Chad Miller, assistant professor of landscape horticulture, was one of three international judges recently invited to participate in the 2015 Proflora Exposition in Bogota, Colombia. Proflora is an international floriculture event held every two years and is organized by Asocoflores, the Association of Colombian Flower Exporters.  Colombia is a significant exporter of cut flowers to the United States, with this year marking the 50th anniversary of the first flower exports to the US.  Read more...

Two K-State Horticulture Students Awarded Winners in Highly Competitive Programs
Andrea Johnson and Alan Rourke, both K-State Horticulture students were selected among top students and programs throughout the country allowing them to gain unique learning experiences.  The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) LANDSCAPES is the largest yearly landscape industry educational event and trade show offering educational and networking opportunities for industry professionals.  Held in conjunction with the GIE+EXPO, landscape professionals from all over the country gather to learn about the newest industry trends, technology, products, and services. Read more...

Builder Award from KSRE
Jason Griffin and his staff at the John C. Pair Horticultural Center were recognized by Kansas State Research and Extension for building the Organic Sweet Potato Slip Program by being awarded the Builder Award at this year’s KSRE Annual Conference.

Lab Lecture Demonstration
Dr. Tomb and Dolly give a demonstration on retrieving training and techniques for a lab lecture on hunting and guiding waterfowl to the WOEM Wetland and Waterfowl class.

Six WOEM Students Win Scholarships
WOEM has six winners for the 2015 Flint Oak $1,000 scholarship.  Congratulations to Blake Ball, Logan Erickson, Asa Lee, Matt Marker, Kody Molzahn and Breck Winter.

Lab Lecture Demonstration
Clint Bowman gives lab lecture on proper care and techniques to prepare waterfowl for mounting.

Photo Contest Winner
Ross Braun, Ph.D. student in Turfgrass Science won second place among 190 entries in the Agronomy, Crop, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting Photo Contest. His photo, along with 11 others, will be part of the photo contest display at the November 15-18 Annual Meeting (https://www.acsmeetings.org/) near Society Center in the Exhibit Hall in Minneapolis, MN. The winners and honorable mentions will be part of a looping PowerPoint during Exhibit Hall hours. It will also be on the three Societies’ web sites at the end of this year.

2015 Chris Stiegler Turfgrass Science Student Travel Award
Ross Braun, Ph.D. student in Turfgrass Science has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Chris Stiegler Turfgrass Science Student Travel Award.  His application was one of the top 6 out of many highly qualified applicants. The award check for $1,000 will be presented to him during the Division C-5 Turfgrass Science Business Meeting, which is on Wednesday, November 18, 10:00 am in Room 101DE in the Minneapolis Convention Center.

WOEM Students Visit Flint Oak
WOEM students visited the Flint Oak hunting and shooting resort earlier this semester (http://www.flintoak.com/).  Jeff Oakes gave students an impressive behind-the-scenes tour of their dog kennels, shooting ranges, and hunting areas.

WOEM Students Visit Whittington Center in New Mexico

Students participated in a week-long course in shooting, ballistics, and range design at the Whittington Center in New Mexico.  We were lucky enough to hit the elk rut and had plenty of opportunities to hear and see bugling bulls.  Also students participated in a weekend crash course in bow hunting and archery equipment.  Dale Larson, owner and CEO of Bruiser Whitetail, spent the weekend communicating his vast knowledge on the subject and answering questions related to deer hunting, guiding, and deer management.