Brother Spackman’s Intro to Plant Science class (APS 122) went on an all-day field trip on March 23 to see what Idaho has to offer the Applied Plant Science students. They first traveled up to Jarome Idaho to visit Moss Greenhouse where they learned how the Moss family started the business and have kept it going for 64 years. (http://mossgreenhouses.com/history/ check out the story on their website) The next stop on their trip was to the College of Southern Idaho Fish Hatchery. There the students learned about the sturgeon and trout spawned there. Some students even got to pet the giant sturgeon fish. After stopping for subway sandwiches, the class went to the last stop of their trip, a dairy farm. At the Ackerman dairy in Murtaugh the students learned about the different feeds, different cows, and saw the process of milking the cows. While eating cheese and drinking milk, the students left for home, they had a wonderful day.
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.