2013 has rung in a new year which means a new semester is upon us. The winter semester would seem to be a slow time for the industry of Horticulture, but for some us it’s quite lively. Now to set things straight, we have quite a few changes in the Department, the Biggest being thee Department. We are now the Department of Applied Plant Sciences. You might ask what that might actually mean and how that will affect you. Honestly there is very little change beside the name. The Department now houses Horticulture, Agronomy, AG-Tec, and AG-Ed. The only change you might actually notice is a few new faces to our social we have every semester. Good luck and keep an eye on the Weebly to stay updated with current Horticulture events.
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.