Career of the Month: An Interview With Horticulturist John Stierby: Megan Sullivan

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Horticulture—the science and art of cultivating plants—is host to a dynamic array of careers. Horticulturist John Stier researches turfgrass to develop high-quality sports fields. At the 1994 World Cup, he watched the U.S. men's team play on the planet's first portable soccer field—a field he helped design and build.

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  • High
Publication Date
3/1/2011

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  • on Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:11 AM

In this article about careers the reader learns what a horticulturist does, what career path leads to this occupation, the science of turf grass and some pointers for high school students who might want to follow this sort of career. This is great for a career day activity.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:08 AM

There are many aspects to a career in horticulture. Reading this article provides some insight to the choices one has. This professor and horticulturist is interested in turf grass and get to work both indoors and outdoors. Reading this article explains what he does and what the reader must do to pursue a career in a similar occupation.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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