For over 100 years, the faculty, staff and students of the Department of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been serving the University and State of Wisconsin. This department has a long tradition of excellence in horticultural research, instruction, extension and service. Our research and extension programs are recognized worldwide for their contributions to fundamental plant biology and applied horticulture production.

The graduate program was recognized when it was ranked first in its discipline in the January 12th, 2007 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, based on the number of book and journal articles published by each program's faculty, as well as journal citation, awards, honors and grants received.

It is clear that the mission of the department would not be achieved without the efforts of our support staff. These staff members run many of the administrative functions of the department, as well as travel the boundaries of the state and connect the work of the department to farmers, consumers, commercial horticulturalists, and the general public. They assist with teaching and outreach functions and in many cases serve as a crucial link for our programs in the state of Wisconsin.