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Floral Team Competes Nationally

By Jenny Bjelland
UW-RF News Bureau

APRIL 29, 2005--The UW-River Falls floral evaluation team traveled to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign April 6-10 to compete in the Pi Alpha Xi Intercollegiate Floral Quality Evaluation and Design Competition.

Of the eight UW-RF students who participated, two students received second high individual awards in their respective categories. Shelly Wollerman, a sophomore horticulture major from Fond du Lac, placed second in the cut flowers judging competition and Jamie Davis, a junior horticulture major from Hastings, Minn., placed second in the topiary design competition.

The UW-RF team also included Danielle Doyle, a senior horticulture major from Shoreview, Minn., Nick Kuehl, a junior horticulture major from Kewaunee, Joseph Faust, a junior horticulture major from Malone, Pam Sojka, a junior horticulture major from Pittsville, Chelsea Stimson, a sophomore horticulture major from Lindstrom, Minn., and Megan Schulztenberg, a senior business administration major from St. Cloud, Minn. The team was coached by UW-RF professor of plant science Terry Ferriss and assistant coach Becky Everson, a junior horticulture major from Hudson.

Other highlights of the trip included a visit to the ADM plant where students viewed a large aquaculture facility with hydroponic greenhouses, a tour of the Chicago Botanical Gardens, a visit to Hauserman's Orchids, one of the leading orchid producers, and a keynote speech by Anna Caroline Ball of the Ball Horticultural Company.

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