Fruit and Vegetable Crop Production Course in Germany
Global Resource Systems faculty Dr. Gail Nonnecke and Horticulture faculty Dr. Ajay Nair and Dr. Richard Jauron led a group of eight Iowa State University students to Germany in Summer 2017. The course allowed students to gain valuable knowledge, skills, and abilities about principles and practices of commercial horticultural crops.
The group visited the State Horticultural School and Research Station and Heidelberg Castle in Heidelberg; the University of Hohenheim and vegetable growers in Stuttgart; the Monastery Island of Reichenau (cradle of western culture), Mainau Island (the flower island) and Lake Constance in Konstanz; and the German alps at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The final leg of the trip included a visit to Schloss Neuschwanstein (the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland) and the BMW museum in Munich.
The group had a phenomenal experience in Germany and returned to the U.S. with greater understanding of Germany’s fruit and vegetable industries, history and culture.