After the conference, the students toured citrus and fruit production farms, ranches, and horticulture nurseries in central Florida. Ag Reserves Inc. was included in the tour. Students learned about citrus and about the disease citrus greening, which is causing a lot of damage to citrus crops in Florida.
Student and faculty also got to tour Deseret Cattle and Citrus. The Ranch is the largest cow-calf operation in the United States. Part of the tour of Deseret Cattle and Citrus, the students and faculty took an air boat ride of some of the Ranch. Parts of the ranch are only accessible by boat.
Disney Nurseries at Disney World, Orlando, FL was the next stop on the trip. Disney seeks for interns to take part of a six-month internship experience below is how to apply, they are always interested in interns from BYUI. Student and faculty toured The Land exhibit at Epcot Them Park at Disney World, Orlando, FL. Several BYU-Idaho students have interned at the exhibit and a few have stayed on and worked full time after their internship experiences. The tour continued to various parts of the Disney World Theme Parks and they even had extra time to enjoy a few rides!
Our aim for the Department of Horticulture at Brigham Young University-Idaho is to nurture understanding of both the art and science of Horticulture. Students learn experimentally in the classroom, laboratory, greenhouse, and ten acre Thomas E. Ricks demonstration garden as they pursue an Associates or Bachelors Degree. Using the medium of plants, students develop habits of hard work, enlightened minds, and healthy living that assist in gainful employment opportunitues.