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Doug S. Foulk and Emily E. Hoover

39 ORAL SESSION 9 (Abstr. 063–070) Education and Extension

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Derrick R. Stowell, J. Mark Fly, William E. Klingeman, Caula A. Beyl, Angela J. Wozencroft, Douglas L. Airhart, and P.J. Snodgrass

should the profession of HT look like in the future? 3) What role does HT education play in the future of HT? and 4) What steps are needed for HT to advance as a profession? Materials and methods Instrumentation and study design Basic

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Ellen M. Bauske, Gary R. Bachman, Tom Bewick, Lucy Bradley, David Close, Rick Durham, and Mary Hockenberry Meyer

all ages, education levels, income levels, marital statuses, household sizes, genders, and regional locations. Consumer horticulture stakeholders also include Extension Master Gardener (EMG) volunteers. There were ≈95,000 active volunteers in the

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Min Hyeong Kwon, Changwan Seo, Jongyun Kim, Moonil Kim, Chun Ho Pak, and Woo-Kyun Lee

., 2009 ; Moore and Wong, 1997 ; Perrin et al., 2007 ; Taylor et al., 2001 ; Taylor and Kuo, 2009 ). Because greater numbers of problems are arising for children who have less time to experience natural environments, environmental education researchers

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Lisa K. Wagner and Shelley W. Fones

Garden Explorations is supported by a grant to the South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson University from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through their Precollege Science Education Initiative program. The program has also received

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Fred B. Widmoyer

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Through horticultural education, we aspire to develop men and women with ability to make wise, independent decisions based upon facts, clear reasoning, and understanding. Many levels of education undoubtedly will be expanded because of need, change, interest, and publicity. Early vocational training in gardening evolved through apprenticeships of gardeners and landscapes. Later, formal horticultural courses at all educational levels have been incorporated into school curricula. Through this system, horticulturists were exposed to an intensive educational experience in a short time.

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Mark E. Uchanski, Kulbhushan Grover, Dawn VanLeeuwen, and Ryan Goss

) is a general education course offered every semester by the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University (NMSU). The course earns four credit hours and the lecture meets for 50 min 3 d per week. For laboratory purposes

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Kristin E. Gibson, Alexa J. Lamm, Fallys Masambuka-Kanchewa, Paul R. Fisher, and Celina Gómez

stakeholders and specialty crop growers related to indoor propagation? Materials and methods A mixed-method research design was used to better understand the research and education needs of specialty crop growers and stakeholders interested in supporting

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Rolston St. Hilaire, Theodore W. Sammis, and John G. Mexal

Introduction to Horticulture (HORT 100G) at New Mexico State University (NMSU) is a four credit hour, general education course that provides an introduction to the physical, biological, and chemical principles underlying plant growth and development

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William J. Lamont Jr., Michael D. Orzolek, E. Jay Holcomb, Robert M. Crassweller, Kathy Demchak, Eric Burkhart, Lisa White, and Bruce Dye

The Center for Plasticulture's High Tunnel Research and Education Facility was established at Pennsylvania State University in 1999. Since its inception, applied research has been conducted at this facility by a team of researchers and extension specialists on the development of a new high tunnel design. The development of crop production recommendations for vegetables, small fruits, tree fruits and cut flowers grown in high tunnels has been a priority. To complement the applied research program, an aggressive extension education program was developed to extend information on the technology of high tunnels to county extension personnel, growers, industry representatives, students, master gardeners and the general public. The extension programming effort consisting of demonstration high tunnels, field days, tours, in-service training, publications and presentations made at winter meetings will be discussed in the report below.