Student Spotlight

Jun 29, 2020

Shur is a Goodnight Scholar

To save his family farm when his father was struck by a severe heart attack, Brandan Shur, then 12 years old, turned to NC State University for information. The mentoring relationship that ensued with a member of the Department of Horticultural Science helped pave his academic path.

Jun 29, 2020  |  Students

Pasour Pursues Passion for Plants at NC State

Graduating from Alamance High School, where he competed as a lacrosse player, Rhett Pasour is eager to begin studies in horticultural science with aspirations in ornamental plant breeding. As a recent inductee into the Goodnight Scholar program, Pasour shows an intrinsic interest to make the most this opportunity through studies, people, and experiences to become an agricultural leader and benefit others.

May 9, 2020

Horticulture Cheers for Spring 2020 Graduates

The department created the Horticultural Science Graduates website to honor and celebrate the success of our graduating students. This will be a “yearbook” for graduates so that you can remember the great times that you have had.

Mar 12, 2020

Focused on Problem-Solving and Advocacy

NC State student Peyton Gardner plans to leave this world better than she found it by the work she’s doing at the Department of Horticultural Science.

Feb 21, 2020

Sweeter than Sweetpotato Research

NC State reaped sweeping honors at the National Sweetpotato Collaborators Annual Meeting. With North Carolina being the nation’s top sweetpotato producer, the Nashville, Tennessee meeting was well represented by the College of Agriculture and Life Science.

Feb 14, 2020

Agroecology Students Build Sustainable Food Forest

The Agroecology Education Farm at NC State has an exciting new project taking root, which will offer long-term opportunities for students and the NC State community to learn about the sustainable cultivation of fruit.

Oct 18, 2019

A Different Kind of Gardening: Ph.D. Student Brandon Huber

Brandon Huber, a Ph.D. student in Horticultural Sciences grows large plants competitively and will placing his plants in the upcoming NC State Fair horticulture competition.

Aug 21, 2019

Passionate Professionals, Innovative Researchers, and Knowledgeable Specialists

It is a great time to be a horticulturist and an especially great time to be a graduate student in the Department of Horticultural Science. As many of you know, there are numerous grand challenges at the global scale and local scale with regard to food security, environmental stewardship, landscape design, recreation and, of course, human health and welfare.

Aug 19, 2019

Meet Patrick Veazie: Horticulture Breeding and Biotech Student

Patrick Veazie began his freshman year at NC State with a major in agricultural science. To help determine whether an agriculture career path was a good fit for Patrick, he searched for a related part-time job to work during the school year and visited the Department of Horticultural Science.

Jun 3, 2019

Cockson Wins Industry Award for Floriculture Research

Paul Cockson, a master’s student in Horticultural Science, was recently awarded the 2019 Altman Family Scholarship from the American Floral Endowment (AFE). This year’s scholarship efforts focused on three graduate students at leading institutions who are actively engaged in meaningful research, are excellent with communication, and possess qualities of leadership and commitment to the industry.