Open Houses and Open Classes

                On a beautiful Fall morning this past September, the Department of Crop Sciences hosted it’s second annual Harvest Open House. A family-oriented event geared towards the public, dozens of community members came out to the Agronomy Seed House on the UIUC campus to engage with faculty, staff, and students, participating in a host of fun activities that captivated the young mind while also highlighting the important research conducted by the department. Spending most of my time on the Sustainable Student Farm with small-scale vegetable production, I was in awe alongside the children as we watched the combine pass by for the corn harvest demonstrations. It was a lively event, expertly organized by a volunteer committee, and I hope you can join us next year.

                While I am boasting about departmental happenings, it is that time of the semester where students are beginning to enroll in classes for the Spring. We have an updated list of some featured classes in Horticulture, including some staple offerings, as well as a few new or renewed classes I will be introducing. We have classes at the introductory to advanced level and online or in-person. Hope to see you in the classroom!

Keep growing,

Jack McCoy, Ph. D.

Lecturer of Horticulture

Department of Crop Sciences

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