3:30 – 4:30 pm: Welcome and Discussion of the Options in the Horticulture Major. Learn about the degree options available to students in the horticulture major from faculty who teach and advise students.
- Landscape Design and Management Option, Associate Professor Kim Todd. Landscape designers and managers understand the complex and interesting relationships between all aspects of landscape systems, including soils, plants, insects and diseases, and human actions from design to implementation. Students actively engage in landscape design and management projects on campus and in communities and create comprehensive, fact-based recommendations.
- Specialty Crop Production Option, Assistant Professor Sam Wortman. With increasing consumer interest in local foods and the environment, specialty crop production in Nebraska is on the rise. Horticultural specialty crops include fruits, tree nuts, vegetables, culinary herbs and spices, medicinal plants, as well as nursery and floriculture plants. Students in this option will explore the science and practice of growing specialty crops in controlled greenhouse and field environments, and learn to make complex management decisions at the individual plant and landscape level.
- Entrepreneurship Option, Associate Professor of Practice David Lambe. Entrepreneurship is the courageous pursuit of your purpose through business development. Students actively engage in their business ideas, develop their networks, and engage with entrepreneurs from many different industries. Students develop the mindset of an entrepreneur, provide personalized experiences, and focus on customer discovery, financial resources, and business plan writing.
- Plant and Landscape Systems Option, Associate Professor of Practice Stacy Adams. This option emphasizes a diversified approach to the student education by relying on a core knowledge of the big groups of horticulture activities and functions. Through this option, the student can sample the sub-fields of food, trees, ornamentals, design, turf, entrepreneurship and production, enabling students to have a broad knowledge base for any career path and to allow transfer students to complete their education within 4 years.
- Design Your Own Option and & Science Emphasis, Assistant Professor Sam Wortman. Interested in plants and landscapes, but don’t see an option that fits your specific career goals? The Design Your Own Option was created just for you – with this option, students can craft a program of study that draws on classes inside and outside of our department for a uniquely tailored education experience. The & Science option can be added to any of the options to help prepare you for graduate school and careers in research.
4:30 – 4:40 pm: Horticulture Club Activities – current students Morgan Von Seggern and Kaitlin Taylor
4:40 – 5:10 pm: Facility Tours – Classrooms, Greenhouses, and Teaching Gardens
5:10 – 5:30 pm: Coke-tail Party on a Pepsi Campus, Hosted by Professor Ellen Paparozzi. Interact with current students, additional horticulture faculty and industry partners while enjoying a Pepsi and learning about internships and career paths of recent graduates.
5:30 – 6:00 pm: Optional East Campus Tour