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Global Horticulture Conference

  • Conference
  • horticulture
  • Workshop
  • Garden Event
When Nov 17, 2016
from 08:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Contact Name
Contact Phone 405-744-7361
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Mark your calendars! Lecturers will discuss various horticultural projects conducted across the world.  While an emphasis will be placed on edible and/or ornamental  crops, related agricultural topics may also be reviewed.  Anyone who enjoys horticulture and/or travel would benefit from this event.

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. 

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7:45 – 8:15 a.m. Registration and Welcoming Remarks
8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Global Horticulture & Internationalization at OSU - The Importance of a Comprehensive Campus Approach to Globalism
David Henneberry, Associate Vice President, Division of International Studies and Outreach, OSU
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
The Role of Women in Horticulture: A Global Overview
Mike Schnelle, Extension Specialist, OSU, Stillwater, OK
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Mission Guatemala: International Development Through Service Learning
Jeff Sallee, 4-H Youth Development and Lynn Brandenberger, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, OSU, Stillwater, OK
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Global Distribution of Canna and Canna Viruses
Jeanmarie Verchot, Professor of Virology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, OSU, Stillwater
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Taste Lab I: Select Fruits and Vegetables from Around the World
Mike Schnelle, OSU
10:15 – 10:30 p.m. Break
Showcase I: Water4, Inc.
Jim Stewart, Partner Development, Water4, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK
Showcase II: An Overview of OSU’s Masters of International Agriculture Program (MIAP), Shida Henneberry, Regents Professor of Agricultural
Economics, MIAP Director and Humphreys Chair in International Studies and Pam Bays, MIAP Program Coordinator, OSU, Stillwater, OK
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
A Look at the Watoto Tribe
Shida Henneberry, Regents Professor, OSU
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Global Implications of the OSU GreenSeeder-Hand Planter
Bill Raun, Regents Professor, Plant & Soil Sciences; Randy Taylor, Assistant Director, OCES and Wayne Kiner, Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Department Lab Manager, OSU, Stillwater, OK
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Typical Dishes from Nicaragua
Barbara Brown, Food Specialist, OSU, Stillwater, OK
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Networking
Sustainable and Regenerative Agriculture on a Global Level - The World Neighbors Experience
Kate Schecter, President and CEO World Neighbors, Oklahoma City, OK
1:30 – 1:40 p.m.
Taste Lab II: A Focus on Select Fruits and Vegetables from Around the World; Mike Schnelle, OSU 
1:40 – 2:30 p.m.
Water Changes Everything
Jim Stewart and Richard Moore, Implementation Manager, Water4, Inc.
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
The Dominican Republic: A Multifaceted Horticultural Wonderland
Jim Shrefl er, Area Extension Specialist, OSU, Durant, OK
3:00 – 3:20 p.m. Break
Showcase III: African Initiatives in Mali, South Africa, Kenya and Mali
Craig Edwards, Shelly Sitton and Dwayne Cartmell, Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership Faculty, OSU, Stillwater, OK
Showcase IV: OSU GreenSeeder-Hand Planter Outdoors Demonstration
Jagmandeep Dhillon, Graduate Student, Plant and Soil Sciences, Joshua Ringer, Visiting Professor and Daniel Alideleki, Graduate Student, Plant and Soil Sciences, OSU, Stillwater, OK
3:20 – 3:50 p.m.
The Aesthetics and Culture of Chinese Landscapes Qing Luo, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, OSU, Stillwater, OK
3:50 – 4:20 p.m.
Hunger and Horticulture: Preparing for 9.1 Billion People by 2050
Sulochana Dhital, Graduate Student, Plant and Soil Sciences and Mike Schnelle, OSU, Stillwater, OK
4:20 – 4:50 p.m.
Ethiopian Horticulture
Rebekah Kidanemariam, Financial Coordinator for CITD Wes Watkins Center and Mike Schnelle, OSU, Stillwater
4:50 – 5:30 p.m.
Building Human Capital for Sub-Saharan Africa: OSU’s Agricultural Education and Communications Projects in Mali, Kenya and Uganda
Craig Edwards, Professor, Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership, OSU, Stillwater, OK
5:30 – 5:45 p.m. Discussion and Evaluation
5:45 p.m. Workshop Ends
Note: Topics and times are subject to change.