Sustainable Potting Materials Research: www.sustainablesubstrates.com
Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities: www.kansasgreenyards.org
NurseryWorks: A Conference for Nursery Growers and Retail Garden Centers
Raised in the town of a certain Big XII rival in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Dr. Cheryl Boyer leads the Department’s extension programming for nursery crops. She spent her undergraduate years at Oklahoma State University studying Landscape Architecture. She then obtained her M.S. at OSU and went on to Auburn University in Alabama for her Ph.D.
Currently, Boyer has a 75% extension and 25% research appointment, and she co-teaches the course Nursery Management. Boyer is the first faculty member to hold her position at K-State, and she is eager to help increase the size of the nursery industry in Kansas. This industry is her focus for both her extension and research responsibilities. She serves the growers in Kansas as well as county horticulture extension agents through service to their Master Gardener educational programs. Her position allows Boyer to travel across the state and do what she loves most: helping people meet their business goals and solve production problems, or teaching consumers about landscaping and woody plants.