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  1. What is Horticulture? Modified by the GA Agricultural Education Curriculum Office September 2005

  2. Horticulture (defined): • Horticulture is the art and science of growing fruits, nuts, vegetables, and ornamentals. • Horticulture is also known as “garden or yard culture”.

  3. • Landscape managers • Garden center operators • Greenhouse growers • Nursery managers • Golf course superintendents • Plant, seed, chemical, and equipment sales What Are Typical Jobs?

  4. What Are Typical Jobs? (cont.) • Extension agents • Horticultural Agriculture • and Vo-Tech teachers • Public garden horticulturists • Orchard managers • Vegetable growers • Plant or produce inspectors

  5. How Much Money Can You Make After Graduation? • 2000 starting salary of UGA horticulture graduate--$26,000 • Established landscape professional’s salary (according to American Nurseryman)--$45,000

  6. Majors in the UGA Horticulture Department • Horticulture • Landscape and Grounds Management • Turf Management

  7. What Does the Future Hold for Horticulture Majors? •Horticulture is a recession-proof industry. • Good landscaping increases home sales, apartment occupancy rates, and employee productivity. This, in turn, increases demand.

  8. Why Do Most People Become Horticulturists? • Job satisfaction--they love working with plants. •It’s the fastest-growing agricultural commodity in the state.

  9. How Large Is the Industry?