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Department of Horticulture and Crop Science



  1. Congratulations Lexi Heger, new CFAES Ambassador

    Mar 1, 2017

    Freshman Lexi Heger was selected to join the CFAES Ambassador team on February 27, 2017. Lexi is a Sustainable Plant Systems major with a specialization in Horticulture. The CFAES Ambassadors are the face of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. They interact with prospective students, families, donors, and alumni. Ambassadors also serve as liaisons to the Ohio State student body to help increase awareness about our college. They are encouraged to become involved in industry relating to their area of study.

  2. Lin Jin awarded the 2017 Williams E. Krauss Director's Award for Excellence in Graduate Research

    Feb 28, 2017

    Horticulture and Crop Science PhD student, Lin Jin was awarded the William E.

  3. Student Spotlight: Steven Shavel

    Jan 18, 2017

    Student Spotlight: Steven Shavel 

    Major: Sustainable Plant Systems

    Specialization: Turfgrass Science

    Rank: Senior

    On January 15, 2017, Steven Shavel was awarded an ONLA Phil Kozel Memorial Scholarship. Steven received the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation award in December 2016. Steven has also won scholarships from Columbus District of Golf, Northern Ohio Golf Course Superintendents Association, and the Central Ohio Golf Course Superintendents Association.

  4. Why major in an agricultural field? Jobs!

    Dec 22, 2016

  5. CFAES Student Employment Opportunity

    Dec 12, 2016

    This year-long horticultural learning opportunity provides hands-on mentoring in all aspects of garden maintenance and events management for our 60-acre arboretum.

  6. Join the Steering Committee

    Nov 16, 2016

    The CFAES Celebration of Students Program is seeking interested students to serve on the 2017 Steering Committee. This is an end-of-the-year celebration recognizing the accomplishments of the students in our college; the entire event is created and produced by students. All majors are encouraged to participate! Deadline to submit the interest form is November 30 by 5:00 PM. 

    If you have any questions please contact Heather Hugg (.6), Summer McCracken (.100) or Miranda Miser (.19).

  7. Graduate Research Retreat

    Nov 4, 2016

    The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science held its Graduate Research Retreat on October 13 and 14 in Wooster, Ohio. The retreat is a way for the graduate students of HCS to show off their hard work. Oral and Poster presenations were held over the two days.

    Winners of the competition are listed below: 

    Oral Presenations

    M.S. Proposal 1st Place: Alyssa Lamb

    M.S. Research 1st Place: Juan Quijia Pillajo

    Ph.D. Proposal 1st Place: Andika Gunadi 

    Ph.D. Research 

  8. Mary Maloney awarded the Shirley-Brooks Jones Award

    Nov 4, 2016

    Mary Maloney, the Director of the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens was awarded the Shirley-Brooks Jones Award on November 3, 2016 The award is given annually by the Univerity Staff Advisory Council. Shown in the photo: Mary Maloney (left) is presented her award by Andy Evans (right), University Staff Advisory Council Member from the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. Andy Evans is serving his fourth year as a member of the University Staff Advisroy Council. Mary was nominated by College of Food, Agricultural, and Environemetal Scienes Associate Dean, Linda Martin.

  9. Ohio Soybean Council Foundation Scholarship

    Oct 28, 2016

    The Ohio Soybean Council Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. The deadline to apply is January 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM, applications are available at

    Details about the scholarship are below: 

  10. Student Spotlight: Ashley Ritchie

    Aug 4, 2016

    Ashley Ritchie is a senior Sustainable Plant Systems major, specializing in Agronomy. Ashley doesn’t come from a farming background, so her path to majoring in an agricultural field began in high school. As a high school student, Ashley participated in Envirothon, working with soil. Ever since then, her interest in agriculture, particularly in agronomy, grew. She chose to begin her higher education career at Ohio State’s Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) and enjoyed the experience, “It was great. You got to know the faculty really well,” says Ashley.