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  1. HCS students win awards at American Society of Agronomy's annual meeting

    Nov 22, 2019

    At last week’s American Society of Agronomy annual meeting, Keeley Overmeyer took 3rd place for her oral presentation in the Applied Soybean Research community and Alyssa Lamb took 2ndplace for her poster in the Weedy and Invasive Plant Species community.

  2. 2019 Graduate Research Symposium Winners

    Oct 25, 2019

    The 2019 Horticulture and Crop Science Graduate Research Symposium held October 10th and 11th was an amazing event. There were 69 registered attendees, 2 guest speakers, 30 judges, 32 competition entries, and 6 non-competition presenters.

  3. Congratulations Todd Peterson!

    Sep 24, 2019

    Congratulations to Todd Peterson, who was selected as an American Society of Agronomy Golden Opportunity Scholar. The GO Scholars Institute matches undergraduates with scientist-mentors and encourages students to pursue careers in the agronomic, crop, and soil sciences. It is supported through the Agronomic Science Foundation. Todd is an undergraduate student in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science.

  4. HCS student, Katie D'Amico, receives 2018 USDA NIFA AFRI Predoctoral Fellowship

    Jul 29, 2019

    HCS PhD student, Katie D'Amico, received a 2018 USDA NIFE AFRI Predoctoral Fellowship. Katie's project proposal are below: 

    DNA methylomic profiling for the interrogation of aging and non-infectious bud failure in almond

  5. Yiyun Lin awarded a position in the BIO 2019 I-Corps Bio-Entrepreneurship Workshop

    May 21, 2019

    Yiyun Lin, a PhD student in Michelle Jones lab in Horticulture and Crop Science has been awarded a position in the BIO 2019 I-Corps Bio-Entrepreneurship Workshop and access to the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia in early June.

  6. HCS graduate students win in poster competition

    May 14, 2019

    HCS gradute students, Yiyun Lin, Katie D'Amico, and Matthew Willman won at the CFAES Annual Research Conference Poster Competition on April 22, 2019. 

    Yiyun Lin

    1st place in Doctorate category 

  7. Yiyun Lin becomes a 2019 Altman Family Scholar

    May 13, 2019

    PhD sudent Yiyun Lin was selected to be one of three Altman Family Scholars. The Altman Family Scholarship was created in 2015 by Ken and Deena Altman—owners of Altman Plants—as one of numerous efforts supported by the couple to improve education and research for the industry. Ken Altman has been actively involved in AFE’s Education and Scholarship Committees, and has served on the AFE Board for more than a decade, currently in an Emeritus status.

  8. Nathan Nordstedt wins Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award

    Apr 25, 2019

    On April 12, 2019 HCS graduate student Nathan Nordstedt was awarded the Outstanding Graduate/Professional Student Leadership Award from the Office of Student Life. The Outstanding Graduate /Professional Student Award is among the highest honors conferred to graduate and professional students. This award recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions in leadership and service outside their academic program. Students should also have demonstrated the ability to balance scholarship with their leadership and involvement.

  9. HCS Graduate student at American Society of Plant Biologists Midwest Section Conference

    HCS and CAPS graduate student wins 1st place at American Society of Plant Biologists Midwest Section Conference

    Mar 25, 2019

    The event is the American Society of Plant Biologists Midwest Section Conference that took place March 16th and 17th at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.

    Katie D’Amico-Willman's presentation was titled “Profiling Genome-Wide DNA Methylation in Identical Twin Almonds to Explore Aging and Non-Infectious Bud Failure” and focused on results from a whole-genome bisulfite sequencing experiment she performed in collaboration with UC Davis and Michigan State University to develop predictors of bud failure in almond. 

  10. HCS Student participates in Congressional Visit Day

    Mar 18, 2019

    Approximately 70 individuals from across the nation arrived on Capitol Hill March 4th for the Congressional Visit Day hosted by the Tri-Societies (ASA, CSSA, SSSA). These visits were to ask two things from the legislators:

    To fund AFRI with $445 million dollars for the FY2020 To fund $5 million for the new Competitive Equipment Grant Program for FY2020

    Representing Ohio was agronomy Sustianable Plant Systems undergraduate student, Rose Vagedes, CFAES Associate Dean Gary Pierzynski, and SENR graduate student, Tania Burgos Hernandez.