Joshua Craver, per a press release, has been appointed as the newest member of AFE’s Vic & Margaret Ball Committee for the Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program. Craver is an assistant professor of Controlled Environment Horticulture at Colorado State University.
He received his M.S. in Horticulture from Kansas State University in 2014 and Ph.D. in Horticulture from Purdue University in 2018. He teaches multiple courses at CSU including Greenhouse Management, Indoor Crop Production and Physiology, and Greenhouse Practicum. He also advises multiple graduate and undergraduate students engaged in research focused on enhancing the production of vegetable and floriculture crops in controlled environments.
In 2011, Craver was a recipient of the Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship as an undergraduate student at Mississippi State University where he worked for the summer at Metrolina Greenhouses.
“As a previous recipient of the Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship, I understand firsthand the experience, support, and opportunities this program provides,” he says. “I’m incredibly excited to help facilitate this internship to support both our students and the future of our industry.”
As a member of the Ball Committee, Craver will be working with several AFE Trustees and other faculty members to review student applications for the Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program and provide counsel to help promote the program to students. He will be assisting the future generations of recipients understanding first-hand the lasting effects of this industry opportunity.
The Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program gives students the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on floriculture/horticulture experience through a three, four, or six-month paid internship at a commercial production greenhouse or nursery. It was established in 1992.