Horticulture Students Learn from Industry Experts

Horticulture Panel on Hand for 'What Makes Us Grow' Seminar
Kent Salem Hosts Horticulture Entrepreneurship Seminar

Salem, Ohio – Kent State University at Salem hosted a gathering of students and industry experts for a horticulture/entrepreneurship seminar named “What Makes Us Grow.”

Students from Kent State Salem, Columbiana County Career and Technical Center and the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center listened as representatives from local “green” companies discussed all aspects of the business side of the industry.

The discussions included insight into hiring practices, resume writing, seasonal trends, starting a business and the skills and education needed to succeed.

Panel participants included Emily Showalter, director of human resources at Willoway Nurseries in Avon; George Hohman, president of Turfscape Inc. in Cleveland and Akron; Seth DeHoff, owner of DeHoff’s FGL in Alliance; Chris Carlson, associate professor at Kent Salem; and Richard Lutsch, of Byler, Wolfe, Lutesch & Kampfer CPAs in Salem.

The audience also included members of Kent State Salem’s horticulture advisory board, who offered the students additional insight into the industry, as well as the campus’s horticulture faculty members.


Photo: Panelists for the Kent State Salem horticulture seminar included (from left) George Hohman of Turfscape Inc.; John Majernik, horticulture program director at Kent Salem; Emily Showalter of Willoway Nurseries; Seth DeHoff of DeHoff’s FGL; and Dr. Steve Nameth, dean at Kent State Salem.


Media Contact: Tina Smith, 330-337-4247, tsmit170@kent.edu

POSTED: Monday, December 8, 2014 12:55 PM
Updated: Friday, February 20, 2015 05:57 PM