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April 7, 2001

UW-RF Student Receives Horticulture Award

UW-River Falls student Andrew Dougan received a $500 scholarship award from the Metro Milwaukee Chapter of the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association. Dougan is a freshman from Columbus, Wis., majoring in horticulture with a concentration in landscape design.

According to Matthew M. Stano, president of the WLCA Professional Landscape Scholarship Fund, Inc., Dougan met all the criteria necessary to qualify for a scholarship. He is planning a career in the horticulture industry and is an excellent student who received strong recommendations.

Said Stano, "The agribusiness industry, known also as the Œgreen industry,¹ ranks third in the state. It encompasses such occupations as the production of sod, nurseries, garden centers, florists, landscape construction, irrigation, tree services, and much more. "

"The industry is often thought of as part-time or seasonal," he said, "but the fact is, there is other work to do in the off-season. Some examples are holiday decorating, snowplowing and removal, selling firewood, running a greenhouse, and repairing and rebuilding equipment."

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