Wednesday, September 30, 2015

HORT Seminar with Dr. Sadhana Ravishankar Thurs. 10/1 @ 4PM:

The Department of Horticultural Sciences presents a seminar with Dr. Sadhana Ravishankar on Thursday, October 1st at 4:00p.m. in HFSB 102: 

Safer Salads: Clean & Green Approaches

 (Refreshments will be available in the Atrium following the seminar)
Dr. Sadhana Ravishankar is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona, School of Animal & Comparative Biomedical Sciences in Tuscon, Arizona.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015



The Ag International Academic Program scholarships are due soon!

Students studying abroad during the Winter Break ’15 or Spring ’16 must have their applications in by October 1st. Applications are due Feb. 1st for study abroad trips occurring during the Summer 2016 and Fall 2016. Application should be turned in to the advising office, HFSB 204. Any student that is planning on studying abroad during the summer of 2016 is encouraged to turn their application in early.
Visit for more information and to complete the application.

The University Wide Study Abroad Scholarships

The University Wide Study Abroad Scholarships can be found on the website. These scholarships are due according to the following chart. Please visit for more information.

For Academic Year Programs Approximately April 1st*
For Fall Semester Programs Approximately April 1st*
For Winter Break and Spring Semester Programs Approximately October 12th*
For Summer Programs Approximately February 1st*
*The Study Abroad Programs Office is not responsible for setting scholarship due dates and dates are subject to change. Please contact the department managing the scholarship for the exact dates.

France Agriculture Production Systems - All Majors - Summer 1

Italy - All Majors - Summer 1

Friday, September 25, 2015

SECC Grape Stomp and T-Shirt Dye

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Grape Stomp and T-Shirt Dye for the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC)! We had a great time and hope you did too!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Meet Dr. Whitney Griffin: Welcome to the HORT Department!

Dr. Griffin joined the horticulture faculty at Texas A&M in 2015 to pursue her passion for undergraduate education. She will be teaching HORT 332, Landscape Graphics; HORT 425, Landscape Maintenance and Construction; HORT 432, Horticulture Landscape Design; and HORT Horticulture Landscape Design II.

About Dr. Griffin:  
At Auburn University, Whitney Griffin earned a B.S. in Horticulture Science (Ornamental Landscape Design track, 2008, with a minor in Agronomy and Soils) and an M.S. in Horticulture Science (2010). In 2014 she earned a Ph.D. in Plant Sciences from the University of Maryland where she researched green roof technology as a stormwater management tool and taught multiple undergraduate courses, including study abroad courses to New Zealand.

After completing her doctorate she entered the private sector, running the maintenance division for a boutique contracting firm in Baltimore, Maryland that designs, installs, and maintains green roofs and living walls. Her portfolio spanned over 2 million square feet of green roofs and living walls from New York City to Raleigh and as far west as Chicago. She participated in every step of the process from design to installation to maintenance.

Her interests include environmental horticulture, sustainable design, and best practices for landscape business management.

Welcome to the department Dr. Griffin!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Study Abroad Fair

University Study Abroad Fair - September 23, 2015

Join us for the TAMU Study Abroad Fair in Rudder Exhibit Hall from 10 AM - 2 PM. The event is open to all majors and is a come-and-go event. Students will get the opportunity to learn about all the TAMU and non-TAMU international programs with this one stop shop study abroad fair. 

The Department of Horticultural Sciences will be there representing both our Italy All Majors and France Agriculture Production Systems (all majors) trips. Both study abroads are during Summer Session 1.


Study Abroad Fair information:
Department of Horticultural Sciences Study Abroad trips:

Thursday, September 3, 2015

TAMU Rose Breeding & Genetics Program Update!

Get the latest news and information from the Texas A&M Rose Breeding & Genetics Program. Hear about Dr. Byrne's adventures to Brazil, the Moore Rose Garden in Texas, the national meeting of the American Rose Society, and much more!

If you have any questions about our work here at Texas A&M University or how to support the Basye or Moore Rose Collection and Legacy, the Rose Breeding and Genetics program, and our students, feel free to contact me ( We need your support for student scholarships and to maintain the many research gardens needed for an excellent research program. Your support makes our program possible. I try to post regular updates on the Rose Breeding and Genetics Facebook page.   Please check it out and like us!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Disney Internships Applications Open

The Agricultural Sciences team, part of Disney's Animals, Science and Environment, is looking for undergraduate college students and recent graduates who have received their Bachelor's degree within 6 months of the internship start dates to participate in a fun and challenging six month hands-on internship in several different agricultural and science education fields including Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture.

Horticulture Internship
Disney's Horticulture is dedicated to creating and preserving the "magical" guest experience through horticulture. Through these actions, Disney's Horticulture is an exemplary steward of the environment and a source of beauty, refreshment, and inspiration for all who work and play here. Disney's Horticulture Professional Intern Program is designed to provide qualified students with the opportunity to further their knowledge through practical hands on work experience. Students will be assigned to various regions of the landscape operation. In addition to the work experience students must participate in the program activities, which include weekly seminars, projects and plant/pest identification.

Interested in Disney Professional Internships? Find out more here.