One of our horticulture students has been able to be involved in two unique experiences this semester. Ryan McBride was named a Student Ambassador for the NALP (formerly PLANET) as well as the Irrigation Association.
This last week McBride went to Louisville, KY to help set up and run a NALP conference, and in November he’ll be at an irrigation conference and attend various classes. Both conferences will give him the chance to rub shoulders and network with top notch industry professionals.
Ryan said that these are neat opportunities that he’s excited about.
In order to become an ambassador you need a recommendation [from a professor] and then need to complete the application process. Selected applicants receive the title of Ambassador and get to travel to and attend various industry conferences for free.
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.