Horticulture (A.A.S.)

The Horticulture program places an emphasis on hands-on learning and classroom studies that will prepare students for careers within the field of commercial horticulture in the areas of nursery management, ornamental horticulture, floriculture and floral design, fruit and vegetable production, landscape management, as well as careers in public gardens. SUNY Cobleskill has an extensive greenhouse range including hydroponic production systems, a nursery growing area, an arboretum, display gardens, a well-landscaped campus, a landscape design studio, a floral design lab, and well-equipped plant science laboratories, all of which help students learn in a job-like training environment. 



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Plant Science student Samuel Nolan shows off his hydroponic lettuce experiment. Plant Science student Kylie Smith is busy harvesting “Geronimo” and “Rebelski” beefsteak tomatoes from the SUNY Cobleskill greenhouses. Plant Science student Kate Everitt harvests “Tyria” hydroponic cucumbers from the SUNY Cobleskill greenhouses.
Tomatoes are harvested from 100 hydroponically-grown greenhouse plants and sold through our online farmer’s market, Schoharie Fresh. With 16-foot side walls and 23-feet tall to the peak, things are really looking up at the new, state-of-the-art SUNY Cobleskill greenhouses. Plant Science student Kylie Smith attracts some attention and makes new friends with hydroponic oat fodder grown in the College greenhouses.