What is Horticulture?

[ Music ]>>A friend of mine
had mentioned that there was a
Horticulture department, and I had been studying
on North Campus. Wasn’t really involved in
anything plant related, and I, I thought, well, that would
be really neat to get involved in something like that. In the beginning, I
was an Art student, and I took a Horticulture
elective. The Intro to Horticulture,
and so it just spurred me into this direction.>>When I came here, I knew
I wanted to work with plants, and I knew it had
to be Horticulture, but I didn’t know all the
possible avenues it could be. And I’m learning
through opportunities such as internships and just
speaking with the professors. Like I said before,
they’re very accessible. The different goals that
I had before are moving, and they’re becoming
more focused on things I really want to do.>>With the Horticulture
major, we have a required internship,
and through that requirement, to take an internship, I’ve
actually changed my direction from being solely being
interested in produce, production greenhouse work,
and now I’m more interested in therapy work involved
with Horticulture.>>I could run a business. It could be a greenhouse
business, or I can manage a retail or
a wholesale nursery business. I can be the curator
at some garden, and there’s another dozen
options beyond that. It’s pretty much, if you
want to work with plants, and you want to
be in agriculture, and be in the business side
or the production side, the possibilities are endless,
and they have a way here at the College of Agricultural
and Environmental Sciences to teach you what
you want to know. In the Horticulture field, you
have anything from research where you can be in a
lab, nursery management, plant propagation, landscape
and grounds management. You have a huge array. Any work with plants,
you can get out and do it with a Horticulture degree. [ Music ]

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