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Congratulations to Marc van Iersel who was recently granted the Vincent J. Dooley Professorship in Horticulture at University of Georgia.

University of Georgia Professor Marc van Iersel and storied former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley are teaming up to improve the state of horticulture in Georgia. Read More

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International Register of Consultants

The International Consultants Interest Group (ICON) is developing a register that allows ASHS members motivated to work internationally to identify peers with experience in the country they would like to visit. These peers would provide basic technical advice regarding their respective countries, information about relevant authorities and companies, suggestions related to legal (e.g. migratory) aspects, as well as helpful contacts.

If you have experience in working internationally and would like to be listed in the registry, please click here to complete a registry form.

Extension Division News

The meeting occurred during 9-10 am on September 22, 2017. Nine were in attendance. At the beginning of the meeting, we noted the specific professional interest groups (formerly working groups) in this division and who the incoming chairpersons were.  They are:

  1. Commercial Horticulture (CHEX; Current chair: Lewis Jett, West  Virginia Univ.)
  2. Consumer Horticulture and Master Gardeners (CHMG; Current chair: Sheri Dorn, Univ. of Georgia)
  3. Human Issues in Horticulture (HIH; Current chair: Esther McGinnis, North Dakota State Univ.)
  4. Local Food Systems (LOCSYS; Current chair: Rebecca Brown, Univ. of Rhode Island)
  5. Organic Horticulture (ORGH; Current chair: Brian Ward, Clemson Univ.)
  6. Plasticulture (PLAST; Current chair: Gordon Johnson, Univ. of Delaware)
  7. Public Horticulture (PUBHORT; Current chair: Matt Taylor, Longwood Gardens)

Let me extend my thanks to the chairpersons who recently completed their service and to welcome the new chairs.  I hope that you have a great year! Continue Reading.

Graduate Student Interest Group News

Potential Impact of the Proposed Tax Plan on Student Laura Barth

Have you heard about the proposed tax plan? I’m sure most of you have. It has the potential to greatly reduce graduate student livability and net income. This all has to do with tuition waivers. Tuition waivers are currently tax exempt; however, under the proposed plan, graduate students would be taxed on that waived tuition -- income that graduate students do not actually receive. Read More.

Career Tip of the Month

Why you should Google yourself

These days, it’s not enough to have a great resume and cover letter. Employers also want to investigate your online brand before offering you the job. In fact, a study by Jobvite found that 93 percent of recruiters will review a candidate’s social profile before making a hiring decision.

If you’re not managing and optimizing your personal branding strategy, you could unknowingly hurt your chances of landing your dream job. Continue Reading.

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