Daniel's horticulture degree is a balance of hard science and practical knowledge

B.S. student, Daniel Dick, says his degree in Horticulture will provide a great backbone for a career that is both satisfying and rewarding.

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Daniel Dick is enrolled in the Horticultural Science B.S. Program. He chose this degree because he has always been fascinated by plants and how they grow.

Tell us more about your choice of major

I grew up on a family fruit and vegetable farm and knew that I wanted to find a pathway that would lead me to success in the horticultural industry. The Horticulture major offers me everything I am looking for. It has a balance of hard science and practical knowledge that is extremely helpful for my future career.

What has been the best experience in your major so far?

The best experience has been my involvement in the Student Horticulture Association. I love being around people with a similar love for plants that I do. Volunteering and bringing knowledge of plants to the community is very important to me; the Student Horticulture Association allows me to do that.

What is the best selling point about your major that you would like others to know?

Horticulture is the culmination of all things plants. Students in the program can choose any pathway they want with a single degree whether that means landscaping, floristry or fruit and vegetable farming. Once students graduate, the opportunities available to those in the horticultural industry are nearly endless. If you love plants and love people, a degree in Horticulture will provide a great backbone for a career that is both satisfying and rewarding.

What are your future plans?  

After graduation, I plan to continue my education to eventually pursue a career in MSU Extension. I plan to work in collaboration with Michigan farmers, especially in the fruit growing industry.

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