AgReserves is an Agricultural company located in Florida, Utah, and California. They offer careers and internships in Agronomy, Horticulture, Animal Science, Agriculture Technology, and Agriculture Education. They have large production in citrus groves, nut trees, cattle, and more. AgReserves is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and includes companies like Deseret Ranches, AgriNorthwest, and Deseret Farms of California. They offer great opportunities to gain hands on experience and new cultural insights. AgReserves will be here November 6th & 7th . They will present information on the 6th in BEN 287 at 7pm. Interviews for interns will be held on the 7th from 7am to noon; a resume is a must.
Starting May 24th & 25th, the Applied Plant Science Department will be selling tomato plants for $4 a gallon. There are over 50 different varieties to choose from with many rare and heirloom varieties as well as your classic hybrids. The plants were grown by the Landscaping with Fruits and Vegetables class, Hort 470. This year not only are the tomatoes for sale but the Annuals, Perrenials, woody shrubs, trees, and hanging baskets. Hanging baskets are available in a wide variety of colors & textures for $27 each--and just in time for Memorial Day! You can buy All the plants in Benson room 275 from 9 am - 5 pm.
The season for apple harvest has arrived and BYU-Idaho Horticulture invites you to discover the Apple Orchard Museum. Our collection of apples includes over 120 varieties. You'll recognize some favorites like Gala, Jonathan, and Golden Delicious along many unique, rare apples like Doctor Matthews, Lowland Raspberry, Joyce, and Collett. You'll find all the necessary tools and information provided for you in the apple shed located on the North/West corner of the orchard. The shed is open as a self service station from 6:00 am - 9:00 pm. Please bring bags to carry your apples home after picking. we hope you enjoy your time in the orchard and ask only that you abide by our rules of etiquette while your are in the orchard. You can leave us any comments or suggestions about your visit in the apple shed.
1. Only pick the fruit you intend to keep
2. Please keep children from climbing the trees
3. Replace ladders and buckets after use
4. Respect the schools property; pick up trash and personal belongings
5. Please do not pick fruit with signs that indicate so (raspberries, strawberries, etc.)
BYU-Idaho hosted The Idaho Masters Gardener Convention yesterday in the Thomas E. Ricks Gardens. Master Gardeners from Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming traveled here to attend lectures, tours, and demonstrations taught by BYU-Idaho professors and Extension officers. Pulling from the diversity in educators, topics ranged from landscape concepts, to collecting wild flower seeds and composting. Over 150 individuals attended the Convention. Jerry Toll, a professor at BYU-Idaho said, "BYU-Idaho and County Extension offices can offer a lot to the master Gardner's and the community. It was a great outreach opportunity that many people were able to participate in." Participants also expressed their excitement for the information they received and the opportunity to gather together.
This convention will be held yearly at different locations within the region. To learn more about the Master Gardeners program and to find out where the convention will be held next year please click on the button.
Every Fall donators from all over, who have made a contribution of $1000 dollars or more, are invited to a lunch hosted by the campus. Each department is invited to answer questions and show the talents that they are acquiring while attending here at Brigham Young University of Idaho. Our own Floral students participate every year and have been for 20 years, it has become a tradition. Every year they work hard at making beautiful center pieces, corsages for the ladies, and boutonnieres for the men. Jaime Garret a Floral student loved seeing people’s faces light up as she pinned Boutonnieres on them. Presidents club is great experience for the floral students and they are also Flower Center best customers.
The open house this weekend was so impressive! The Benson Building was transformed into a bridal open house including designs from the Competitive Design class (HORT 436), Interpretive Design class (HORT 437), Ag Sales and Merchandising class (AGBUS 232), as well as the Wedding Flowers classes (HORT 338).
The Tour started off showing the sympathy and arrangement pieces that were arranged by the Competitive Design classes in a workshop the day before. Their pieces were judged by 6 AIFD guest designers.
It then led to pieces done by the Interpretive design classes and tables displaying bouquets from the Wedding Flowers Workshop A led up to a free corsage bar, allowing guests to make their own corsage or bouttonniere.
The AIFD guest designers could be seen during the show designing pieces in the Head House. Their bouquets were put on display in a fashion show after the open house. They also taught guests how to make some of their pieces.
The Ag Sales and Merchandising class decorated in the breezeway and greenhouses with different themes such as 'Simple Elegance' and 'Asian Fusion'. Lady bugs were also being sold so guests could participate in releasing them in the greenhouses or take them home to release in their own gardens. The tropical greenhouse was turned into a beach scene and the desert greenhouse turned into a garden with the theme of 'April Showers Bring May Flowers'.
After the greenhouses, guests were guided to the actual bridal open houses. This year the theme was 'I Stand All Amazed' with the rooms representing scenes in nature. There were 4 rooms including the themes of the desert, the jungle, the mountains, and the sunset. The tour continued on with bouquets on display from Wedding Flowers Workshop B as well as designs done by Wedding Flowers C.
Everyone involved in the show did such an amazing job. All who were in attendance appreciated the hard work and was amazed at what our department was able to do. To see pictures of the event, visit the Floral and Bridal Open House 2011 tab.
Head to the Benson greenhouses for the annual Horticulture Plant Sale this Saturday, June 12. It'll be open from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. There will be an abundance of bedding plants, hanging baskets, trees, and shrubs. Come and support our program.
This Saturday, May 29th, will be our first annual Apple Blossom Festival. This event was planned just in time for the orchard trees to really be blossoming. It will be a lot of fun. Many activities for all ages are planned as you can see on the poster below. Come and celebrate the beginning of spring with us from 12-2 pm.
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.