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Amy Boren

Amy Boren, Instructor

Horticulture

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

Classes:

  • HORT 228, Flower Arrangement
  • HORT/PSAS 424 Floriculture
SIU Amy Boren Office: Agriculture Building, Room 180-A
Phone:
(618) 453-3701
E-mail: aboren@siu.edu

Education:

  • 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

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