Friday, February 28, 2014

Mark your Calendar: Spring Plant Sale March 29th

Student members of the Texas A&M University Horticulture Club prepare for the 32nd annual plant sale on campus March 29. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Kathleen Phillips)The TAMU Horticulture Club will be holding its (32nd!) Annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, March 29th - plan ahead and don't miss it!

The sale will be held from 8am-3pm on the lawn of the Horticulture/Forest Science Building on West Campus. Free parking will be available.

Howdy Farm/SASA general meeting 3/5:

General Election for Officers will be held during the next General Meeting on Wednesday, March 5th @ 8:15 in HFSB 102.

For more information, view the Howdy Farm Newsletterrch 5th, Wednesday @ 8:15 pm in Horticulture 2
Next general meeting is March 5th, Wednesday @ 8:15 pm in Horticulture Room 102

3 Ways to Participate in this year's Student Research Week:

Embedded image permalink 1) Participant - As a student, you can present your work and compete for prizes! Any student who is the primary author of a research project, class project, or paper may submit an abstract to be considered for the oral or poster competition. Due to limited seats, we encourage research participants to register and submit their abstracts as soon as possible. Registration at will close on March 3rd, 2014 at 5pm.

2) Volunteer - As a student volunteer, you can play a key role in the continued success of this event. We have many opportunities for your organization members to volunteer in marketing the event and throughout the week of March 24-28. The organization that contributes the most cumulative volunteer hours will receive a $500 cash prize! Students can also volunteer on an individual basis without affiliation to any student organization.

3) Judge - If you feel you have what it takes to critically analyze student research, do sign up to participate in the student research week as a judge. To be a judge you must be a currently employed faculty, staff or graduate student at Texas A&M University.

More information can be found at In case of queries, email

Internship Presentations @ 3:30 in HFSB 203 on Tues, 3/4:

Support undergraduate interns as they share 10-12 minutes worth of their internship experiences!  Three interns will be presenting on Tuesday at 3:30 in HFSB 203 on Tuesday, March 4th.

If you can't make it, but are interested in learning about their internships, visit

Check out photos from this year's Career Fair!

View the photo gallery here.  Thanks to everyone who helped make it a success!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Borlaug Seminar w/ Dr. Tim Davis, Fri 2/28 @noon in AGLS 129

Bost Davis Poster

TNLA Horticulture Scholarships Available - Apply by May 1st!

The TNLA Education & Research Foundation gave away over $25,000 in scholarship money last year to 8 deserving horticulture students.  

Do you know a deserving student who is studying horticulture in college or planning to study horticulture next year?  Encourage them to apply for a TNLA E&R Foundation scholarship.  The deadline is May 1st, 2014.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Summer Camp Seeks Lead Farmer:

Lead Farmer
Position Purpose: To further the mission of the camp through the development and delivery of farming and gardening activities that are safe, fun and appropriate to the campers’ ages and abilities. They will be responsible for the management of the farming specialists, program, equipment and supplies.

Find complete job description here.

Apply for Coastal Maine Botanical Garden Internship: for a horticulture intern for this summer at Coastal Maine Botanical Garden. The internship will begin in June and end in late August. This is a hands-on internship where the student will spend a summer along the Maine coast learning about gardening in a temperate, coastal climate. The internship is paid and the intern will get the opportunity to rotate and work with all of our horticulture staff. This person will learn the essentials of plant propagation, planting, watering, and pruning along with other gardening skills. In addition, the intern will learn about collections management and plant mapping. We will have several field trips throughout the summer and the intern will have a project along with the responsibility of contributing to the CMBG blog. $10.00 per hour. Visit Aggies for Hire for complete job posting.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

District VII Texas Garden Clubs Scholarships:

District VII, Texas Garden Clubs, Inc.·   *Applicant must be a resident of one of the 33 counties making up District VII of the Texas Garden Clubs., Inc. (Aransas, Atascosa, Bandera, Bee, Bexar, Brooks, Comal, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Goliad, Guadalupe, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kennedy, Kerr, Kleberg, LaSalle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Real, Refugio, San Patricio, Uvalde, Webb, Wilson, Zapata, and the City of Nixon)
·     *Must be an incoming Junior or higher

·     *Scholastic record of not less than 3.25  of a 4.0 scale

·     *Majoring in horticulture, floriculture, botany, landscape design, plant pathology, agronomy, environmental sciences, or related field.

Application Deadline:  June 15th

Contact Information (application packet, etc.):

     District VII Texas Garden Clubs
Scholarship Chair, Susan McFeeley

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Howdy Farm/SASA Meeting Wed. 2/12 @ 8:15pm

From the Howdy Farm: 

  • Texas A&M students!!! We apologize for the short reminder/notice, we will be having our first general SASA meeting THIS WEDNESDAY(FEB 12th) @ 8:15p.m. IN THE HORTICULTURE SCIENCE BUILDING, ROOM 102! We look forward to hearing/seeing and engaging with you and your friends! Spread the Word! Come join us as we talk about the past, present and future of the Howdy!Farm. We will be discussing next year’s officer positions and election protocol! If you are interesting in being an officer for next year, we encourage you to find out more information at the meeting.
  • SASA members! We are excited for this spring semester! We have a field trip in the planning stages but look forward to camping, outdoor fun and sustainable ag stuffs!
  • Saturday, February 8, 2014

    Opportunities Abound!

    The early bird gets the worm!  Spring has not yet arrived, but there are so many great opportunities for horticulture students and grads just around the corner!  So plan ahead and take advantage of the possibilities:

    Aggies for Hire has LOTS of new internship and job postings

    Denver Botanic Gardens Accepting Internship Applications:

    Now is the time to apply for summer internships!  Don't wait, learn more at

    Are you ready for Career Fair?

    2014 Hort Career Fair pic

    Get your resume ready and do your research on the companies attending this year's Horticulture CareerFair! 

    Monday, February 3, 2014

    Landscapes USA Summer 2014 Internships

    Learn all aspects of operating a landscaping company (AND get paid while doing it!) The internship is a 10 weeks where the student will gain experience in: landscape maintenance, irrigation management and production, safety programs, client services, accounting and forecasting, leadership practices, equipment maintenance, human resources and estimating. 

    We have paid internships in the following locations: 
    - Austin, TX (Landscapes USA) 
    - Austin, TX (Elements Group) 
    - Oklahoma City (Landscapes USA) 
    - Orlando, FL (Landscapes USA) 
    - San Diego, CA (Landscapes USA) 
    - Denver, CO (JBK Landscape) 
    - Nashville, TN (Peach Tree Landscape) 

    All applicants must submit: 
    1) Resume with relevant experience- must include your college, major and expected graduation date
     2) Cover letter explaining your goals in seeking an internship in the landscaping industry and why you want to work for us. 
    3) Preferred Location*: We offer internships in: Austin, San Diego, Orlando, Oklahoma City, Denver and Nashville
    Submit your resume and cover letter to: