Byers, P. L.1; Kammler, K.2; Kikkert, J.3; Lauderdale, C.4; Schmidt, J.5
1Commercial Horticulture Field Specialist, University of Missouri Extension, Marshfield, MO, 65706
2Horticulture Field Specialist, University of Missouri Extension, Ste. Genevieve, MO, 63670
3Extension Vegetable Specialist, Cornell University Extension, Canandaigua, NY, 14424
4Extension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Ornamental and Consumer Horticulture, North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension, Wilson, NC, 27893
5Professor and Whitman County Director, Washington State University Cooperative Extension, Colfax, WA, 99111


The NACAA Horticulture and Turfgrass Professional Improvement Committee is a part of the NACAA Professional Improvement Council, and is dedicated to professional development and recognition opportunities for NACAA members conducting extension education and applied research in horticulture. The Horticulture and Turfgrass Committee actively engages members with a diversity of horticultural interests, including general horticulture, commercial vegetable and fruit production, ornamentals and nursery crops, greenhouse management, turf care and green industry, home horticulture, and volunteer driven organizations such as Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists.  The Horticulture and Turfgrass Committee emphasizes extension outreach to both rural and urban communities; topics and issues include crop production, plant diagnostics, specialty crops, water management, pesticide use, pest problems, landscaping and online education.  The Horticulture and Turfgrass Committee organizes an annual NACAA AM/PIC horticulture pre-tour, coordinates the horticulture oral sessions at the AM/PIC, and provides a program of ongoing professional development and member support opportunities throughout the year.

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