K-State Research and Extension
More about the Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreational Resources
Nine Specialists (5.35 FTE)
  • Turfgrass
  • Ornamental horticulture
  • Forestry
  • Food crops (fruits, vegetables, nut crops)
  • Sustainable cropping systems
  • Irrigation technology/landscape management
One Extension Associate
  • Horticulture Rapid Response Center
  • Coordinates Advanced Master Gardener training
    • Approx. 225 Extension Master Gardeners. Thirty-five classes will be offered including pruning; diagnosing plant problems; identifying plants; photographing gardens; manning a horticulture hotline; and writing columns, books, and blogs.
Horticulture Program Focus Team
  • 36 members
  • Kansas Healthy Yards initiative, more than 100 videos (www.kansasgreenyards.org)
  • Recently completed a climate change training
Master Gardener Program
  • Trained 175 new Master Gardeners in 2011
  • 1,205 Master Gardeners  donating time
  • 88,770 hours donated (average 73.7 hours/Master Gardener)
  • $1.6 million (points of light valuation $18.05/hr)
Program efforts:
  • Master Gardener training
  • Advanced Master Gardener training
  • Agent training
  • Kansas turfgrass conference
  • Fall Forestry Festival
  • Great Plains vegetable conference
  • Grounds maintenance workshops
  • NurseryWorks
  • National Green Centre
  • Pecan Field Day