The Generation Next committee of OFA — an Association of Horticulture Professionals — recently announced the participants for in year’s OFA Scholars Program. These six students were selected from a competitive pool of 36 students throughout the United States. This year's scholars are:
- Thomas Baker – Clemson University
- Chris Currey – Purdue University
- Chris D’Angelo – Cornell University
- Morgan Jenkins – Kansas State University
- Jim “Chip” Moylan – Michigan State University
- Heather Pariso – Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
For more information on the OFA Scholars, including bios and photos, visit www.ofa.org/scholars .
The OFA Scholars Program was designed to expose students to facets of the floriculture industry they would not typically experience in their regular academic coursework. the program's focus on professional development includes attending education sessions, networking and working with industry mentors at the OFA Short Course in Columbus, Ohio. Last year’s OFA Scholars met with Anna Ball and Marvin Miller of Ball Horticultural Company; Tom Smith and Dennis Crum of Four Star Greenhouse; and Bridget Behe of Michigan State University.
Applications for the 2011 program will be accepted beginning in November. For more information on OFA, the Generation Next Committee, the Scholars Program or Short Course, visit www.ofa.org  or call (614) 487-1117.