Horticulture Student Stories

UMC Scott Hoffman Student Profile Picture

UPDATE: Scott Hoffman, '08, a horticulture major, is currently the gardener for the Portland [Oregon] VA Medical Center after transferring from his role as the gardener for the Williamette National Cemetery in Portland. Hoffman also had a wonderful internship experience, as he was chosen by Disney World for the Epcot Plant Science internship where he was responsible for one of the four greenhouses. Read more in his feature in the Fall 2013 Torch magazine - "Designing to Heal." PDF Icon

In an earlier interview, Hoffman, talks about why he chose the U of M, Crookston and why he loves horticulture!


Catlin Kersting, a student in the Horticulture Program at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, discusses her experience at UMC and the kind of learning atmosphere it features. Catlin is from Cloquet, Minnesota.


Kristine Neu, '12, a senior from Pelican Rapids, Minn., has a clear vision of her career goals, and they involve both horticulture and communication. In this video she explains how her UMC experience has helped her prepare for that future.