Students registered for Hort 322 Traveled to Fort Collins, Denver, and Boulder, CO to visit many companies in the Horticulture industry. Some of the companies they saw were DWF, Fort Collins Park and Recreation, Welby Gardens, and Environmental Landworks which are all premier businesses in the state. Each day was filled with stops and traveling from area to area. At the end of the day students relaxed either in the hotel or poolside. The weather was much warmer than Rexburg which resulted in plenty of sunburns. Overall the trip was amazingly insightful, leaving many students to ponder what the industry has in store for them. here is a link to many of the pictures that were taken on the trip.
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.