224 HORTICULTURAL MANAGERS' SEMINAR: UTILIZING EXTENSION RESOURCES IN RESIDENT INSTRUCTION

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Author: J.J. Ferguson1
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  • 1 Horticultural Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, 32611

The experience and resources of extension specialists can be utilized in resident instruction within a horticultural managers' seminar for advanced undergraduate students, drawing on application of horticultural principles in work situations and other complex issues facing agricultural managers. Guest speakers present an overview of their background, work responsibilities, management philosophy and management practices. Students interact with speakers in this informal seminar and complete written evaluations of speakers and topics for discussion in later classes. This horticultural managers' seminar exposes students to the medley of problems and opportunities facing agricultural managers, utilizes the resources of extension faculty in resident instruction and reinforces ties between commodity departments and their respective industries.

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