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Global Horticulture

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This workshop is designed to allow attendees a better appreciation of horticulture and related disciplines throughout the world. Speakers will address both ornamental and edible crops. Presenters also have the option of commenting upon customs and traditions of countries discussed.

  • Conference
  • horticulture
When Nov 08, 2018
from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where 108 Wes Watkins Center
Contact Name
Contact Phone 405-744-5404
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The Global Horticulture Conference is intended to raise awareness of horticultural challenges and opportunities outside U.S. borders.  Speakers will focus on, but not necessarily limit themselves to South America, Asia, The Greater Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.  Besides plant materials, topics such as clean water, gender equity for female farmers and other relevant issues will be addressed. 

Location: 108 Seminar Room, Wes Watkins Center


8:00 – 8:20 a.m.  Registration & Refreshments

8:20 – 8:30 a.m
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mike Schnelle, Extension Specialist, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

8:30 – 8:50 a.m. 
Enhancing Oklahoma State University’s Global Footprint and Impact
Randy Kluver, Dean, School of Global Studies and Partnerships (SGSP), Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

8:50 – 9:20 a.m. 
Water Treatment in Developing Areas
Tim Bowser, Food Process Engineer, Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center (FAPC), Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

9:20 – 9:50 a.m. 
Horticultural Possibilities from the Mediterranean: An Emphasis on Libya, Egypt and Israel
Mike Schnelle

9:50 – 10:10 a.m. 
OSU Handplanter
Peter Omara and Eve Nambi, Graduate Students, Plant and Soil Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

10:10 – 10:25 a.m. Break

Showcase I: More About SGSP – Randy Kluver
Showcase II: Clean Water Changes Everything - Tim Bowser
Showcase III: OSU Handplanter: An Outdoor Demonstration – OSU Personnel

10:25 – 10:55 a.m.
Saving the Harvest in Ecuador
Barbara Brown, Extension Food Specialist, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

10:55 – 11:25 a.m.
Asian Influences on Designed Landscapes in the United States
Bo Zhang, Assistant Professor, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

11:25 – 11:45 a.m.
The Day When Female Farmers Realize Gender Equity, the Day When Everyone Wins
Mike Schnelle

11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Horticulture in Sub-Saharan Africa
Mike Schnelle

12:05 – 12:55 p.m. Lunch & Networking

12:55 – 1:35 p.m.
Innovations in Rural, Marginalized Communities Throughout the World: The World Neighbors Experience
Kate Schecter, President and CEO,World Neighbors, Oklahoma City

1:35 – 2:05 p.m.
Healthy Soil for Healthy People
Adam Cobb, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

2:05 – 2:25 p.m.
Adventures in Uganda
Iliana Rodriguez, Catherine Rutan and Ryan Danker, MIAP Graduate Students, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

2:25 -– 2:45 p.m.
A Small Farmer Association in Peru and Opportunities for Students Internships
Shida Henneberry, Regents Professor, MIAP Director and Humphrey’s Chair, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Important Plants Used in Small-holder Farming Systems in Southeast Asia
Joshua Ringer, Assistant Professor, Langston University, Langston

3:15 – 3:35 p.m. Break

  • Showcase IV: MIAP - Pam Bay, Administrative Support and Assistant to the Graduate Coordinator and Shida Henneberry, Director
  • Showcase V: Edible Plants Around the World - Shelley Mitchell, Associate Extension Specialist, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater and Mike Schnelle
  • Showcase VI: World Neighbors, One on One - Kate Schecter

3:35 – 4:05 p.m.
Extending Dr. Bennett’s Legacy Regarding OSU and International Development: Building Human Capital for the Agriculture Sector of Sub-Saharan Africa
Craig Edwards, Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Studies, and Luis Flores, Graduate Student, Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

4:05 – 4:20 p.m.
Nitrogen Fixation: A Natural Phenomenon Worth Harnessing in the Fight Against Hunger
Mike Schnelle

4:20 – 4:50 p.m.
History of Coffee and an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony: A Celebration of Coffea arabica
Rebekah Kidanemariam, Financial Coordinator, SGSP and Mike Schnelle

4:50 – 5:00 p.m. Evaluation and Networking

5:00 p.m. Workshop Ends

Note: Topics, times and speakers are subject to change.