Kurt Range


Associate Professor

Horticulture

 

Program Coordinator

Horticulture

 

Contact

Belleville
618-235-2700, ext. 5135

Kurt.Range@swic.edu


Education

A.A., Belleville Area College A.S., Belleville Area College B.S., Southern Illinois University M.S., Southern Illinois University

Experience

Horticulture Instructor SWIC 2002 - Present Braeutigam Orchards - farm with parents on our 7th generation family farm Agriculture/Horticulture Teacher and FFA Advisor Waterloo High School 2000 - 2002 Agriculture/Horticulture Teacher and FFA Advisor Patoka High School 1999 - 2000

Professional Activities

IACCAI - Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors Illinois Specialty Growers Association Freeburg FFA Alumni Association St. Louis Agribusiness Club St. Clair County Fair Association American Society for Horticulture Science St. Clair County Young Farmers St. Clair County Farm Bureau Planning Committee Chairman

Committees

Civic and Social Awareness - Outcomes Assessment Missouri botanical Gardens - Signature Gardens Quadrangle Landscape Committee Faculty Development Fund Committee SWIC Horticulture Club Sponsor

Research Interests

I have an interest in anything horticulture/agriculture related. In particular, fruit and vegetable production, greenhouse management and production, garden center and nursery management/production, turfgrass management/production and agri-entertainment.

Community Service

Host and coordinate the horticulture contest for local students at SWIC Clean up unwanted plants and trash at nature preserve

Courses Taught

HORT 102: Intro to Horticulture HORT 112: Mediae & Fertility HORT 132: Nursery Crop Production HORT 135: Turf Management HORT 152: Greenhouse Management HORT 175: Home Gardening HORT 228: Land Cadd HORT 235: Advanced Turf Management HORT 287, 288, 289: Supervised Intern Employment HORT 298: Horticultural Project