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  1. HCS Alumna - Sami Funderburgh, CCA

    HCS Alumni Spotlight: Sami Funderburgh, CCA

    Nov 4, 2022

    Sami's a double alumna of HCS she received her BS (2012) in Agronomy & her MS (2015) in Weed Science. Today, Sami works in Ag Research at Buckeye Ag Testing. Find out what an average day in her career is like...

  2. Nathan Miller (left) smiling next to his business partner

    HCS Alumni Spotlight: Nathan Miller

    Aug 5, 2022

    Nathan's a double alumnus of HCS he received his BS (2010) in Crop Science & his MS (2011) in Weed Science. Today, Nathan works in Agriculture at Miller Grain. Find out what an average day in his career is like...

  3. Rachael Cline on the field of Austin FC

    HCS Alumni Spotlight: Rachael Cline

    Jul 20, 2022

    Rachael graduated in 2021 after studying Turfgrass Science (a specialization of our Sustainable Plant Systems Major). Today, she's the Assistant Groundskeeper at Austin FC - a role she landed directly out of undergrad.

  4. Dr. Essman posing next to a giant weed found out in a farmer's field

    Dr. Essman's Journey from Undergrad Employee to Visiting Assistant Professor

    Jul 7, 2022

    Dr. Essman specializes in weed science & will be helping with lectures, extension & research in her new role. She gave us some great insights onto her journey so far... 

  5. Fabiano (center) receives the inaugural TOP fellowship from Mike Chrisman (left) & Mike O'Keeffe (right)

    Fabiano Colet Receives Inaugural TOP Fellowship

    Jul 1, 2022

    Fabiano has had a busy few months, he received his Master’s this May & just won the inaugural TOP (The Ohio Program) Fellowship! This fellowship will help him greatly as he pursues his PhD under the advisement of Dr. Laura Lindsey.

  6. Dr. Michael Dzakovich conducting research in his lab

    HCS Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Michael Dzakovich

    Jun 27, 2022

    Michael graduated from HCS with a PhD in 2020. Today, he's a Researcher at the USDA Agriculture Research Service. Learn about how he became involved in horticulture + great advice for students considering a governmental career

  7. Dr. Emma Matcham standing in a gap in the soil

    HCS Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Emma Grace Matcham

    Jun 9, 2022

    Emma graduated from HCS with an MS degree in 2019. Today, she's an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida focused on Nutrient-Cycling Agroecology. She shares how her career is going + some advice for students looking for their first job.

  8. Custom Floral Arrangement Designed by Emma Bilbrey

    HCS Alumni Spotlight: Emma Bilbrey

    May 13, 2022

    Emma Bilbrey graduated from HCS with a masters degree in 2020. Today, Emma owns & runs Hickory Hills Flower Farm. She shares all about owning her own business, her time here at HCS + some great advice for students considering graduate school.

  9. Grace Cornell - HCS Senior

    What’s next for Grace Cornell – HCS Class of 2022

    Apr 5, 2022

    Grace Cornell is graduating this Spring, luckily she had some time to tell us about her experience here at OSU HCS & let us know about the exciting career she will be embarking on in just a few short weeks – at the Marion Microfarm Project!

  10. Claudia sitting on a rock infront of crystal clear ocean

    What an HCS education means to me – Claudia Winslett's Story

    Mar 25, 2022

    Claudia Winslett was recently an HCS Sustainable Plant Systems major. During one of her last semesters she created a project focused on a sustainable fruit farm. Currently she is in Puerto Rico turning her project into a reality. 

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