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Amy Boren

Amy Boren, Instructor


Amy Boren has been sharing her expertise by teaching horticulture classes at SIU since 1991. Her previous experience included curriculum development in horticulture and conducting a horticulture program at a high school vocational center for 3 ½ years.

Special Interest:

  • Coordinating landscape projects designed and installed by horticulture classes
  • Promoting agricultural literacy with K – 12th grade teachers through Summer Agriculture Institutes. Participating teachers earn graduate credit or professional development credits.
  • Replacing existing COA greenhouse with up-to-date facilities needed to prepare students for jobs in industry


  • HORT 228, Flower Arrangement
  • HORT/PSAS 424 Floriculture
SIU Amy Boren Office: Agriculture Building, Room 180-A


  • M.S.  Agricultural Education, Southern Illinois University
  • B.S.   Plant and Soil Science, Southern Illinois University
  • B.S.   Agricultural Education, Southern Illinois University
  • A.A.S Commercial Floriculture, Danville Jr. College

Recent Publications and Awards:

  • College of Agriculture, Outstanding Non Tenure Track Teaching Excellence Award – 2015, 2006, 2005
  • Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education, Perry Schneider Special Award for Agricultural Education – 2013.
  • Don Elkins Excellence in Education Award, COA - 2011